Since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT last year, the fight for gun control has only gotten more intense.
One of the mothers who faced death with her 6-year-old son in the shooting has just visited the White House in order to plead for gun control in the U.S.
According to Yahoo! News, Francine Wheeler filled in for President Obama during the White House’s weekly radio and internet address in order to make a plea for gun control.
She said in the address:
“Thousands of other families across the United States are also drowning in our grief. Please help us do something before our tragedy becomes your tragedy.”
During her address, her husband sat quietly next to her as she made her points of pleading to the citizens listening.
“Sometimes, I close my eyes and all I can remember is that awful day waiting at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Firehouse for the boy who would never come home — the same firehouse that was home to Ben’s Tiger Scout Den 6. But other times, I feel Ben’s presence filling me with courage for what I have to do, for him and all the others taken from us so violently and too soon.”
Maybe pleas like this can make an impact on this country to take serious action soon.
Round of applause for Francine! Watch her address below.