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Sandy Hook mother delivers White House weekly radio address

Posted: 6:41 PM, Apr 13, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-13 18:41:24-04

(PIX11)- The mother of a Sandy Hook massacre victim delivered President Obama’s weekly radio address on Saturday.

Francine Wheeler, who lost her 6-year-old son Ben, was joined by her husband.

Her tearful plea included a plea to the Senate to come together and pass common sense gun reform. She went on to say the time for real change is now.

The president tweeted a message out on Friday urging his followers and the rest of the nation to listen to the Newtown mother’s story.

New gun legislation cleared a major hurdle in the Senate this week with a vote to block a GOP led filibuster.

If the bill passes the Senate, it still faces an uphill climb in the republican-controlled House.