Obama: ‘Tears Aren’t Enough’

Three months after Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama spoke Thursday at the White House, pushing for stricter gun legislation to protect our children. “I don’t think any of us who are parents can hear these stories and not think of our own daughters, our own sons,” he said. “I haven’t forgotten those kids. Shame on us if we’ve forgotten.” Obama defended the legislation laid out by Vice President Joe Biden, insisting that it is “consistent with the Second Amendment” and will not “infringe” on the rights of gun owners. “Tears aren’t enough, speeches aren’t enough. We’ve cried enough,” he said. “Now is the time to turn that heartbreak into something real.”