A tearful President Obama outlines new restrictions on gun purchases
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Tearful Obama outlines new controls on gun purchases

President Obama has given an emotional speech about tightening controls on gun purchases in the US.

He said he was using his presidential powers because Congress had failed to act.

The plans include wider background checks on buyers of firearms, in a series of measures to attempt to address gun violence.

At one point, the president appeared overwhelmed, as he listed some of the mass shootings that had taken place in America.

  • 05 Jan 2016
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