U.S. President Barack Obama becomes visibly emotional while talking about the children who died in the Sandy Hook shooting, during an announcement at the White House to unveil new gun control rules. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama made an emotional plea on Tuesday (January 5) in defense of his administration's plan to increase background checks for buyers of firearms over the Internet and at gun shows, saying current exceptions do not make sense. Obama grew emotional and shed tears while talking about the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 children in 2012. "Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad," Obama said, wiping away tears. "By the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day." Obama said the new guidance is "not a plot to take away everyone's guns." "I believe we can find ways to reduce gun violence in ways consistent with the Second Amendment," he said, referring to the constitutional right to bear arms.