The mother of a young boy killed in the Newtown, Conn. massacre delivered the White House's weekly address this weekend, sharing her son's story and calling on Congress to take action on guns.
"I’ve heard people say that the tidal wave of anguish our country felt on 12/14 has receded," Francine Wheeler said, sitting next to her husband, David. "But not for us. To us, it feels as if it happened just yesterday. And in the four months since we lost our loved ones, thousands of other Americans have died at the end of a gun. Thousands of other families across the United States are also drowning in our grief."
She added, "Please help us do something before our tragedy becomes your tragedy."
Wheeler's personal message comes days after a Senate to send gun control legislation to the floor. "But that's only the start," she said. "They haven’t yet passed any bills that will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. And a lot of people are fighting to make sure they never do. Now is the time to act. Please join us."