Toward the end of the speech, as he spoke about students around the country who have been killed by guns, the president grew visibly emotional. He paused and then began to tear up. Watch the clip above.
“From high schoolers at Columbine and from first graders at Newtown,” Obama said, wiping away tears. “First graders. And from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun. Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad. And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day.”
You can watch the press conference in its entirety here.