In a powerful 30- minute address to the nation, Obama outlined his plans to slow the flood of firearms sales and keep weapons out of the hands of potential mass murderers.
But the normally stoic Obama grew visibly emotional when he recalled the murders of 20 first graders and six staffers three years ago by a gunman with an assault rifle at the grade school in Newton, Conn.
"Every time I think about those kids it gets me mad," Obama said as his eyes welled-up with tears. "And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day."
The president was introduced by Mark Barden, the heartbroken father of first grader, Daniel, who was killed three years ago by gunman Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook.
The president also stood flanked by 11 other people whose lives were scarred forever b…