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Newtown families renew push for gun control

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 01:15

June 13 - Families of victims of the Newtown shooting arrive in Washington, D.C. to lobby for tougher gun control laws. Miriam Berger reports.

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This coming Friday marks six months since a gunman opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. 20 children and six adults were killed before the shooter turned the gun on himself. The shooting inflamed national debate over school security and gun rights. On Wednesday, family members of the victims returned to Washington with a clear message: the need for tighter gun control. They joined West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who said gun control "just makes sense". Nicole Hockley, lost her six-year old son, Dylan in the shooting. She insists that momentum for new gun control laws hasn't faded. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NICOLE HOCKLEY, VICTIM'S MOTHER, SAYING: "It is important that the lawmakers remember that we are still here and we're not going away and that this is an issue that we're not going to allow to fade into the background. It's too important. It's too common sense." The Obama administration says it will try to revive its push for tighter restrictions on firearms, almost two months after gun control legislation was defeated in the Senate.

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Newtown families renew push for gun control

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 01:15

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