The President's gun control measures were welcomed by the families of Sandy Hook victims today.
But Obama's attempts to ban assault weapons will trigger a long political fight and a race to stock up on the the type of arms he is trying to outlaw.
Video report by Washington correspondent Robert Moore.
There were 26 victims in Newtown - as the US tries to get to grips with gun legislation since, 900 Americans died in gun-related violence.
For the first time since the Sandy Hook massacre Ian and Nicole Hockley have spoken of their gorgeous little boy.