Know why President Obama cried in public

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Washington, Jan 6: US President Barack Obama broke into tears in public while discussing the child victims of gun violence in the country.

Obama cried when he remembered the victims of Sandy Hook. He took a heavy pause, and he got in touch with the real story the human one.

Why Obama cried in public

The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre carried out by 20-year-old Adam Lanza left 20 children and 6 adult staff members dead on December 14, 2012.

Obama wiped his tears while announcing the steps taken by his administration to reduce the gun violence in US on Tuesday. US has reported more than 30,000 gun deaths in each year.

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According to data available, more than 20,000 children under 18 killed by firearms over the last decade in US.

The Sandy Hook massacre is remembered as the deadliest mass shooting at a high school or grade school in US and the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.

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