Live: President Obama from the University of Hartford

Originally Posted on The Hartford Informer via UWIRE

6:20 pm

Newtown Tragedy was the hardest day of his Presidency, Obama says, but if these common sense measures do not go through, that will be even tougher. Crowd rises with cheers before Obama says he is convinced that these “Common Sense” measures will work, before exiting the stage and going around to greet the inner circle crowd.

6:16 pm

Newtown Tragedy was the hardest day of his Presidency, Obama says, but if these common sense measures do not go through, that will be even tougher. Crowd rises with cheers before Obama says he is convinced that these “Common Sense” measures will work, before exiting the stage and going around to greet the inner circle crowd.

6:11 pm

Crowd stands to comments on the courage of Nicole, a UHa alum, who lost her life at Newton shooting on Dec. 14

6:09 pm

Find out where your local congressman are located, Obama asks.

6:07 pm

A stack of letters sits upon Obama’s desk, he says, from gun owners defending their right to have guns because they take care of them and need them for protection.

6:06 pm

Crowd applauds Obama’s praise of CT legislatures for bipartisan cooperation to pass their recent gun regulation bills.

6:02 pm

“This isn’t about me, this isn’t about politics,” Obama says to the crowd who stands with applause in response. “This is about these families, families across the country.”

6:02 pm

Crowd chanting, “We want to vote.”

6:01 pm

Crowd chanting, “We want to vote.”

6:00 pm

Asking the crowd about making gun regulations fair for everyone across the country gains positive remarks from the crowd.

5:58 pm

“Everyone deserves a vote,” Obama says when talking about voting “Common Sense Measures” through congress.

5:56 pm

“I love you mister president,” one audience member says, as President Obama responds, “Well, I appreciate that.”

5:55 pm

Crowd stands to their feet after Obama names off CT legislatures that he says will be pushing for the “Common Sense” gun measures being discussed in congress this week.

5:51 pm

Obama congratulating Connecticut legislators for passing recent gun laws

5:36 pm

Obama set to speak soon

5:18 pm

Governor Dannel Malloy has just addressed the crowd

5:09 pm

President Harrison has just walked in the Sports Center

5:07 pm

Congressmen Larson enters the building at the University of Hartford with fellow CT Congressman.

5:05 pm

Governor Dannel Malloy, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Representative Betsy Himes, Courtney, Mayor of Hartford Pedro Segara, Mayor of West Hartford Scott Slifka, and East Grand B first selectman James Hayden greet president of the United States at his landing.

4:59 pm

Senator Murphy and representatives DeLauro and Larson traveled aboard Air Force One with President Obama

4:48 pm

Students applaud preacher and national anthem as they exit the sports center

4:42 pm

Barack Obama has just landed at Bradley International Airport and is in route to the University of Hartford. I-91 has been closed down.

4:31 pm

Announcement was just made that the program will begin shortly and to silent all cell phones.

3:56 pm

Students are starting to file in for President Obama’s speech

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