“Every single year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns… 30,000. My goal here is to bring good people on both sides of this issue together for an open discussion.”

President Obama taking matters into his own hands by using his executive powers to expand background checks and close loopholes in the gun market.

The president says he knows these laws will not stop all future violence, but he hopes it can stop at least some tragedies in the future.