President Obama Delivers Rare Sunday Address to Discuss Terrorism, Gun Control

Written by on December 6, 2015

President Barack Obama will give a rare Sunday address to the nation at 8 p.m. (ET) tonight regarding Wednesday’s shootings in San Bernardino, Ca. that killed 14 people. The president is also expected to discuss “the broader threat of terrorism — including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it,” according to White House statement.

“[The president will also] reiterate his firm conviction that ISIL will be destroyed and that the United States must draw upon our values — our unwavering commitment to justice, equality, and freedom — to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology,” the statement continued.

Tonight’s address is only the third speech to the nation that President Obama has made from the Oval Office during his presidency. The previous two speeches were both in 2010; the first laid out the government’s plan for combating the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the second announced the end of combat operations in Iraq.

You can watch the White House’s live stream of the speech in the viewing window above or directly on their website.

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