The President just announced his highly-anticipated proposals for new gun control legislation, including 23 executive orders designed to tackle the issue. You can click here to read the full list of the proposals, and read our brief live blog below for some of his comments from the announcement ceremony. You can all read a full transcript of his remarks here.
12:15 p.m.: Obama's closing line is: "Let's do the right thing for this country that we love so much." Then he immediately sits down at a small desk to sign his executive orders. The event ends with hearty applause from the crowd.
12:12 p.m.: Obama: "We are responsible for each other."
12:12 p.m.: Obama: "Ask your member of Congress what's more important. Getting an A-grade from lobbyists, or making sure children are safe when they got to school."
12:11 p.m.: Obama quotes another letter from a young girl on the state: "I know that laws have to be passed by Congress, but I want you to try very hard."
12:09 p.m.: Obama: "The only we can change if we say, "This time will be different.'" More: He also says support must come from traditional gun owners and supporters. "It can't just be the usual suspects