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Watch President Obama tear up over Newtown in his gun control speech

Speaking to an audience that included shooting survivor Gabby Giffords and parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims, President Obama grew emotional while announcing his executive action on gun control Tuesday afternoon.

"Second Amendment rights are important, but there are other rights we care about as well," he said in his speech. "Because our right to worship freely and safely, that right was denied to Christians in Charleston, South Carolina, and denied to Jews in Kansas City, and that was denied to Muslims in Chapel Hill and Sikhs in Oak Creek. They had rights too."

By the time Obama reached the deaths in Newtown, he was wiping away tears. "Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad," he said. "And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day." Watch below. Jeva Lange