WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WWLP) - President Obama came to West Hartford four months after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. He spoke directly to relative of the victims' of that tragedy and he asked Congress to vote on what he calls common sense proposals to reduce gun violence.
President Obama returned to Connecticut not only with a message to the people of Connecticut, but to all Americans. In his speech he said, at his State of the Union Address that these gun proposals deserve a vote. Virtually every member of the chamber stood up and applauded. President Obama said now "they're going to deny those families, your families a vote when the cameras are off, when they think no one is looking. You deserve better, you deserve a vote." The crowd felt like the President got his message across.
"Honestly I feel like he did, people wanted to hear him say it. I feel like he did get his message across", says Tiffany Harrison, who attended the speech.
"I think they will and I think it will have a huge effect on getting the bill passed and cutting down the gun violence in schools", says Keshia Redhead, who attended the speech.
The President said Congress may begin to consider some of these proposals as early as this week.