The friend confided to People Magazine:
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Talk about powerful tears.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding new executive actions on gun control.
The most powerful and touching moment during his speech came when the POTUS reminded the nation about 20 elementary-school children that were killed in the 2012 massacre in Newton, Connecticut. Obama stated:
"Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad."
The head of state went on to address the fact that he respects the Second Amendment, but stated that other rights like freedom of religion, have been taken away from the victims of the mass shootings. The President said:
"Second Amendment rights are important, but there are other rights we care about as well. And we have to be able to balance them. Because our right to worship freely and safely, that right was denied to Christians in Charleston, South Carolina and that was denied to Jews in Kansas City and that was denied to Muslims in Chapel Hill and Sikhs in Oak Creek. They have rights, too."
Check out part of the President's speech on gun control (below) as he does his best to hold back tears:
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