Watch the President Break Into Tears Discussing Shooting Victims

Earlier today, President Barack Obama gave a speech outlining his proposal for executive actions intended to curb gun violence. He announced his plan to require all gun sellers—not just federally licensed dealers—to conduct background checks. And, in a rare emotional moment, Obama broke into tears as he discussed the victims of mass school shootings—particularly the first-graders who died at Newtown. Regardless of where you land on this issue, the president's speech is moving.

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Avery Jarman

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Avery Jarman commented…

This writing addresses gun violence in American towns, villages and cities regularly experiencing community and gun violence that for the past several decades many nationally and internationally popular American music performers write, rap and speak about.

Gun violence is not a political issue. Changing gun laws is not going to make anyone safer when there is a substantial population of emotionally damaged children, teens and adults living among us.

Firearms violence is a *Social Issue*, its roots mostly founded in America's expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of depressed, sometimes suicidal *(NY Times May 18, 2015 - Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)* children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.

In my experience gun violence is often embraced by depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy, compassion and respect for their peaceful neighbors because their lives suck so why shouldn't their neighbor's lives suck too!

Being completely frank, do you know what also sucks, especially for young children?

Young immature teen girls and women irresponsibly creating life before acquiring the skills, *PATIENCE* and means to properly raise, nurture and supervise developing young children who mature into a fairly happy responsible teens and adult enjoying relatively peaceful communities and Safe Streets to travel on.

What equally sucks is when young immature moms are held blameless for ignoring their parental duty and responsibility to their children, as well as societal obligation and responsibility to their community to properly raise, nurture, socialize and supervise newborns, infants, toddlers and children who mature into fairly happy, reasonably responsible, peaceful teens and adults.

What sucks for police is experiencing emotional stresses over concerns for their safety when *regularly* dealing with victims of childhood trauma like Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar and recording artist Tupac Shakur, men who speak about community and gun violence while sharing their emotional pains about dealing with childhood and adult depression as well as suicidal thoughts.

In interviews published online Kendrick speaks about being a six-year-old elementary school boy witnessing his "living wild" family members selling dope and using shotguns to protect and enforce their drug operation in front of the home where Kendrick, his siblings and cousins are supposed to feel safe.

Take a moment to imagine what thoughts go through the minds of kids being taught harmful anti-social values by their family and neighbors, while their teachers are instilling in them peaceful values embraced by most Americans?

Reducing gun violence will ONLY be accomplished when we honestly recognize and take action to reduce *Early Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty* that causes many depressed victims of *Childhood Trauma* to mature into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy, compassion and respect for their neighbors as well as police trying to keep our neighborhoods safe and peaceful for all residents.

NY Times - *Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers* May 18, 2015 By SABRINA TAVERNISE

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/health/suicide-rate-for-black-children...

Who is responsible for physically and/or emotionally traumatizing children, *we're talking elementary school kids*, to the point young kids believe their lives are not worth living?

Speaking At The Eulogy For *The Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney*, President Barack Obama asked:

*"Perhaps it causes us to examine what we’re doing to cause some of our children to hate?"* (Applause.)

Video Excerpt from Obama Remarks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T_GwYI7MnQ

I am still waiting for Mr. Obama to provide the American people with an answer to his question.

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke offers sound advice to all Americans, *"Fix the ghetto!"*

I'm with Sheriff Clarke. I believe we also need to re-examine society's child protection and welfare laws.

This video depicts horrific examples of men who were victims of childhood abuse and neglect, conditioning a young teen to embrace the criminal, anti-social 'Street Culture' Baltimore Mom of The Year failed to protect her teen son from...not to mention representing the fear peaceful people living and WORKING in the community experience knowing depressed, angry, unpredictable teens and young adults often need to vent their angers and frustrations for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsible, "living wild" single moms and/or dads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ChOLiJa8k

If we do not take affirmative action to protect children, "the ghetto" will continue to thrive, fueled by poor parenting, resulting with depressed kids maturing into depressed teens and adults who often vent their angers and frustrations on their peaceful neighbors, instead of the person(s) responsible for introducing them to a life of hardship, pain and struggle.

If Americans sincerely wish to reduce community and gun violence that often leads to police fear and anxiety, that sometimes leads to police misconduct and/or aggression, the question all concerned, compassionate Americans should seriously be asking ourselves, our elected, civil, social, community and religious leaders is, "What real substantial changes in our society's attitude and laws need to occur to prevent CHILDHOOD TRAUMA that often causes young kids to mature into depressed, frustrated, angry teens and adults as a result of experiencing the *emotional and/or physical trauma of an abusive childhood?*"

Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, gives a compelling overview of the role that exposure to *Childhood *Trauma plays in the lives of *troubled* and chronically ill Americans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsCNuB_KBUw

Black *(Children's)* Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; *End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect*; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator's Frustrations

John Powell

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John Powell replied to Michelle Murray's comment

Doesn't appear that Relevant picked any side based on the short article. And not sure how this leads to confiscation when background checks are already done through licensed dealers which comprise the vast majority of gun sales. I got no problem with Obama's actions, but it will do very little to curb gun violence. No need to overreact here.

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Brad Lindley

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Brad Lindley commented…

totally stupid post. O'vomit at his best sales pitch. B.S. obummer.

Avery Jarman

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Avery Jarman commented…

This writing addresses gun violence in American towns, villages and cities regularly experiencing community and gun violence that for the past several decades many nationally and internationally popular American music performers write, rap and speak about.

Gun violence is not a political issue. Changing gun laws is not going to make anyone safer when there is a substantial population of emotionally damaged children, teens and adults living among us.

Firearms violence is a *Social Issue*, its roots mostly founded in America's expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of depressed, sometimes suicidal *(NY Times May 18, 2015 - Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)* children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.

In my experience gun violence is often embraced by depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy, compassion and respect for their peaceful neighbors because their lives suck so why shouldn't their neighbor's lives suck too!

Being completely frank, do you know what also sucks, especially for young children?

Young immature teen girls and women irresponsibly creating life before acquiring the skills, *PATIENCE* and means to properly raise, nurture and supervise developing young children who mature into a fairly happy responsible teens and adult enjoying relatively peaceful communities and Safe Streets to travel on.

What equally sucks is when young immature moms are held blameless for ignoring their parental duty and responsibility to their children, as well as societal obligation and responsibility to their community to properly raise, nurture, socialize and supervise newborns, infants, toddlers and children who mature into fairly happy, reasonably responsible, peaceful teens and adults.

What sucks for police is experiencing emotional stresses over concerns for their safety when *regularly* dealing with victims of childhood trauma like Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar and recording artist Tupac Shakur, men who speak about community and gun violence while sharing their emotional pains about dealing with childhood and adult depression as well as suicidal thoughts.

In interviews published online Kendrick speaks about being a six-year-old elementary school boy witnessing his "living wild" family members selling dope and using shotguns to protect and enforce their drug operation in front of the home where Kendrick, his siblings and cousins are supposed to feel safe.

Take a moment to imagine what thoughts go through the minds of kids being taught harmful anti-social values by their family and neighbors, while their teachers are instilling in them peaceful values embraced by most Americans?

Reducing gun violence will ONLY be accomplished when we honestly recognize and take action to reduce *Early Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty* that causes many depressed victims of *Childhood Trauma* to mature into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy, compassion and respect for their neighbors as well as police trying to keep our neighborhoods safe and peaceful for all residents.

NY Times - *Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers* May 18, 2015 By SABRINA TAVERNISE

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/health/suicide-rate-for-black-children...

Who is responsible for physically and/or emotionally traumatizing children, *we're talking elementary school kids*, to the point young kids believe their lives are not worth living?

Speaking At The Eulogy For *The Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney*, President Barack Obama asked:

*"Perhaps it causes us to examine what we’re doing to cause some of our children to hate?"* (Applause.)

Video Excerpt from Obama Remarks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T_GwYI7MnQ

I am still waiting for Mr. Obama to provide the American people with an answer to his question.

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke offers sound advice to all Americans, *"Fix the ghetto!"*

I'm with Sheriff Clarke. I believe we also need to re-examine society's child protection and welfare laws.

This video depicts horrific examples of men who were victims of childhood abuse and neglect, conditioning a young teen to embrace the criminal, anti-social 'Street Culture' Baltimore Mom of The Year failed to protect her teen son from...not to mention representing the fear peaceful people living and WORKING in the community experience knowing depressed, angry, unpredictable teens and young adults often need to vent their angers and frustrations for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsible, "living wild" single moms and/or dads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ChOLiJa8k

If we do not take affirmative action to protect children, "the ghetto" will continue to thrive, fueled by poor parenting, resulting with depressed kids maturing into depressed teens and adults who often vent their angers and frustrations on their peaceful neighbors, instead of the person(s) responsible for introducing them to a life of hardship, pain and struggle.

If Americans sincerely wish to reduce community and gun violence that often leads to police fear and anxiety, that sometimes leads to police misconduct and/or aggression, the question all concerned, compassionate Americans should seriously be asking ourselves, our elected, civil, social, community and religious leaders is, "What real substantial changes in our society's attitude and laws need to occur to prevent CHILDHOOD TRAUMA that often causes young kids to mature into depressed, frustrated, angry teens and adults as a result of experiencing the *emotional and/or physical trauma of an abusive childhood?*"

Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, gives a compelling overview of the role that exposure to *Childhood *Trauma plays in the lives of *troubled* and chronically ill Americans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsCNuB_KBUw

Black *(Children's)* Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; *End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect*; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator's Frustrations

Crystal Kolosick

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Crystal Kolosick commented…

Another PR move to manipulate the masses and further the agenda to disarm Americans. This road will only lead to more violent acts on the defenseless. I'm surprised at Relevant for picking a side on this issue.

John Powell

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John Powell replied to Michelle Murray's comment

Doesn't appear that Relevant picked any side based on the short article. And not sure how this leads to confiscation when background checks are already done through licensed dealers which comprise the vast majority of gun sales. I got no problem with Obama's actions, but it will do very little to curb gun violence. No need to overreact here.

Louis Fong

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Louis Fong commented…

This coming from the same man who voted against a bill that would have required abortionists to provide lifesaving care to infants born alive after a botched abortion. This coming from a president who has given more money to Planned Parenthood than any before him.
Obama has funded, facilitated, and celebrated the mass killing of millions of babies. He has lacked even the basic courage to strongly denounce abortionists who went to jail for murdering countless live infants. When it comes to the unborn and the recently born, he has shown no mercy, no love, no compassion, no willingness to sacrifice or risk even a few harsh words from his pals in the abortion lobby. So Mr. Obama if you really care about kids why do you fund and celebrate abortion.

Chris Braly

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Chris Braly commented…

If Obama cares about and cries about dead children over gun control, why does he celebrate and fund abortions?

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/mr-obama-if-you-care-about-dead-ki...

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