- Mel Robbins: Obama cried today during his announcement of executive actions for further restrictions on the sale of firearms
- Tears are an appropriate and important reaction to the sorrow of losing loved ones to guns, she says
- Robbins: America has become numb to this
Mel Robbins is a CNN commentator, legal analyst, best-selling author and keynote speaker. In 2014, she was named outstanding news talk-radio host by the Gracie Awards. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. Watch President Obama as he joins Anderson Cooper and a live audience for a CNN prime-time event: "Guns in America," at 8 p.m. ET Thursday.
(CNN)I've always believed that if you and I were forced to see the scene inside the Sandy Hook elementary school in the moments after Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adult staff members -- instead of shown photos of the killer-- we'd be moved to tears and inspired to act.