President Obama's gun control speech live stream: Watch online as he broadcasts from Connecticut
The University of Hartford isn't Obama's first stop in his campaign to raise awareness for his gun control platform. Last week, he flew to Colorado, which was devastated by both the Aurora and Columbine shootings.
"We knew from the beginning that change wouldn't be easy, and we know that there would be powerful voices that would do everything they could to run out the clock, change the subject, ignore the majority of the American people," he said there. "We knew they'd try to make any progress collapse under the weight of fear and frustration, or maybe people would just stop paying attention. The only way this time will be different is if the American people demand that this time it must be different, that this time we must do something to protect our communities and our kids."
Watch the Connecticut speech below.