The most powerful moment you'll watch all day

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Title: The most powerful moment you'll watch all day

The White House, Washington

Hey everybody --

This morning, President Obama talked about the tragedy in Newtown, which happened 104 days ago, and brought a room to silence with a simple point:

"The entire country was shocked," he said. "And the entire country pledged we would do something about it and that this time would be different. Shame on us if we've forgotten. I haven't forgotten those kids. Shame on us if we've forgotten."

He was in the East Room, standing with a group of mothers who have lost children to gun violence. He was pushing Congress to act on common-sense steps to help protect our kids by reducing that kind of violence. Measures like eliminating background check loopholes that an overwhelming majority of Americans support.

"Right now, 90 percent of Americans -- 90 percent -- support background checks that will keep criminals and people who have been found to be a danger to themselves or others from buying a gun. More than 80 percent of Republicans agree. More than 80 percent of gun owners agree. Think about that. How often do 90 percent of Americans agree on anything?"

You've got to watch this video -- and then forward this message along to make sure no one forgets the obligation we all have to act.

Watch: President Obama speaks on gun violence




David Simas
Deputy Senior Advisor
The White House 

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