President Barack Obama cited gun violence in his hometown Tuesday during a White House speech.
Obama says he's using his executive authority to put restrictions on firearms because too many innocent people, including children, have lost their lives to bullets.
"Every time I think about those kids, it makes me mad. And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day,” he said.
A supportive audience applauded the statement, as Obama used his index finger to wipe a tear from his cheek.