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'They deserve a vote': Obama's gun control remarks in State of the Union [VIDEO]

By KATE STANTON, UPI.com
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'They deserve a vote': Obama's gun control remarks in State of the Union [VIDEO]
US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address as Vice President Joe Biden (L) and House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) listen during a joint session of Congress on February 12, 2013 at the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Obama's address, the first of his second term, centered on the economy, creating jobs and bipartisan legislation on reforming immigration. UPI/Mike Theiler | License Photo

The most dramatic moment of Barack Obama's fourth State of the Union address came toward the end, when the president pointed to audience members with the most personal stake in gun control laws and called for Congress to act on their behalf.

"They deserve a vote," Obama said, referring to victims of gun violence like former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and Nat and Cleo Pentleton, the parents of slain Chicago teen Hadiya, who was shot just days after she performed in the inauguration.

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