US President broke down in tears today during his address which served to introduce new gun control laws in America. 

Earlier today, Obama announced new gun control measures which are a response to the countless mass shootings that have occurred in the past few years. Much of this plan’s focus sits with improved background checks and an eye towards mental health treatment.

The most interesting aspect of the press conference was Obama's decision to bypass Congress with the new measures, which he was keen to point out is his right to do so. 

While announcing the plans during a live television address, Obama was flanked by the victims and victim family members and struggled to hold back the tears when referencing the lives lost in the Sandy Hook massacre three years ago. 

Via Uproxx