Gun Control Provokes President's Most Poignant Moment In State of the Union: 'The Families of Newtown Deserve a Vote' Obama Says [VIDEO]
By Jesse Lent | February 12, 2013 10:38 PM EST
President Barack Obama made an impassioned case for gun control in Tuesday's State of the Union Address.
It was near the end of the president's State of the Union speech when he tackled the issue of gun control, but it was easily the evening's most emotional moment.
Like Us on Facebook
"What I've said matters little if we don't protect our most valuable resource--our children," Obama said, prompting a standing ovation.
Many of the president's supporters hollered in approval when the subject of gun control came up. Advocates of President Obama's gun control agenda---including Vice President Biden---wore green and silver pins to show their support at the State of the Union Address.
Green and silver are the school colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School; the site of the shooting that killed 26 children and changed the national debate on gun control.
"The families of Newtown deserve a vote," President Obama said. "The families of Aurora deserve a vote."
However, not everyone in the audience suggested the president's call for more stringent gun control measures.
Outspoken gun owners rights advocate and rock guitarist Ted Nugent was also in the audience on Tuesday night's State of the Union as a special guest of Rep. Steve Stockman.
"He speaks for millions of Americans who own guns and do not support the president's anti-gun agenda," Stockman spokesman Donny Ferguson told the Washington Post.
The president also addressed global warming, equal pay for women, national defense and bi-partisan political action.
"The American people don't expect government to solve every problem," the president said. "But they do expect us to put the nation's interest before party."
© 2015 KpopStarz. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Tagged : world news
Latest Photo Gallery
In anticipation of her upcoming solo English debut, 2NE1's Lee "CL" Chaerin has a new collaboration single with Diplo, Riff Raff and OG Maco.
Concert / Event 05.22.15 | 09:40AM EDT
Lay Shares Heartwarming Story Of Unyielding Support From EXO Band Mate Baekhyun At Fan Event In China
Recently during a mini fan-meet event, EXO's Lay talked about how other members of the group expressed support for his activities in China.
Buzz 05.22.15 | 09:24AM EDT
Starship Entertainment Expands Hallyu Influence With Acquisition Of Actor Agency King Kong Entertainment
The company, which is home to SISTAR and Boyfriend, continues its rapid expansion by buying out the agency representing Lee Kwang Soo, Lee Dong Wook, and other top Korean entertainers.
Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 05.22.15 | 08:59AM EDT
The singer-actor joins the jam-packed month of comebacks from Big Bang, 2PM, Girls' Generation and more with his sixth full-length album on June 4.