(Washington, DC) — Minnesotan Diane Sellgren was among the guests at the White House yesterday (TUE) when President Obama announced his executive action to reduce gun violence. Sellgren says the room was charged during the president’s speech. She says she was sitting on the edge of her seat and when the president began speaking about mental health issues, it brought her to tears. Sellgren’s daughter suffered from depression and committed suicide with a gun in 2011. Sellgren has been working since then to change background checks to include mental health issues. She’s pleased the president is making strides to do just that. Critics of the president’s order say his plan does nothing to improve public safety, and it circumvents the legislative process .