Expectations were high for President Obama’s address to the nation

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Its been more than 5 years since the last time president Barack Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office but Sunday night Mr. Obama did just that, the topic at hand were the attacks in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead and wounded 21.

Many had been waiting to hear what he would have to say about the shootings. Among some in Connecticut expectations were high.

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“I definitely think that having a unified response with many different nations coming together to denounce these types of actions is the first step,” said Larry Milstein of New Haven.

One topic the president talked about was gun control, something those we spoke with had hoped he would.

“I think the most pertinent topic in America right now is definitely gun control,” said Yondeen Sherpa of New Haven. “There’s been too many deaths for the president to just skoot over this issue.”

People like Sherpa are not alone in their feelings. In Stratford Father Thomas lynch, a Catholic priest at St. James church, is gaining attention for remarks he made at masses over the weekend where he called for tighter gun control measures. When we sat down with Father Lynch he told us each time he received a standing ovation. It’s his hope people listen to the president on this issue.

“Lets try something new, lets get rid of all assault weapons off the streets of our country,” said Lynch.

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