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Obama talks gun control in Connecticut

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 01:14

April 9 - President Barack Obama drums up support for a vote on gun control legislation with a rousing speech in Connecticut. Julie Noce reports.

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U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to thousands of supporters about gun control during a sometimes emotional rally in Connecticut. Obama urged the crowd to lobby Congress for a vote on his proposals for tighter gun control. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "Now is the time for everybody to make their voices heard from every state house to the corridors of Congress." Tough resistance from the country's gun lobbies have stalled initiatives on capital hill. At one point the crowd began chanting-- ("We want a vote!") The rally was held just an hour away from the site of last year's devastating school shooting in which 20 young children and six educators were gunned down before Christmas. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "And Newtown we want you to know that we're here with you. We will not walk away from the promises we've made. We are as determined as ever to do what must be done. In fact, I'm here to ask you to help me show that we can get it done. We're not forgetting." 12 of the families who lost children in the Newtown massacre will fly back to Washington with Obama aboard Air Force One to lobby Congress later this week.

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Obama talks gun control in Connecticut

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 01:14