Families of victims vow to bring ‘Newtown effect’ to gun-control debate

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Nearly one year after the Sandy Hook massacre, friends and family have gathered in Washington to honor the victims through prayer, volunteer work and urging lawmakers to revisit failed gun-control legislation.

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Terrible tally: 500 children dead from gunshots every year, 7,500 hurt, analysis finds

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About 500 American children and teenagers die in hospitals every year after sustaining gunshot wounds — a rate that climbed by nearly 60 percent in a decade, according to the first-ever accounting of such fatalities, released Sunday.

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Obama renews call for Congress to act on background checks

In the wake of the shooting at a Washington naval facility that left 13 dead, President Barack Obama renewed his call for Congress to pass background check reforms to keep guns out of the hands of those who would do harm.

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Sandy Hook daughter confronts senator: Mom being gunned down isn’t enough?

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who voted against expanding background checks on gun sales, was confronted by the daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary’s slain principal at a rowdy town hall in New Hampshire.

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Senate shelves gun bill after defeats

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Four months and four days after the Newtown shootings, the U.S. Senate has indefinitely shelved major gun legislation. 

The move follows the 54-46 defeat of a compromise to expand background checks, the most critical of a series of amendments that failed to pass the Senate on Wednesday.

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Obama on Senate background-check failure: ‘A pretty shameful day for Washington’

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Despite an impassioned push by President Barack Obama and an emotional lobbying effort by the families of mass shooting victims, proponents of a compromise measure to expand gun background checks on Wednesday fell six votes short of passage in the Senate. 

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Obama on gun control: After Newtown, ‘I feel personally responsible’

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President Obama expressed confidence in passage of a bill that would make major changes to the nation’s immigration system, in an exclusive TODAY interview conducted days before key senators introduced sweeping legislation on the issue.

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BREAKING: Key gun-control vote passes in Senate

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The Senate votes 68 to 31 on a procedural measure to begin debate of a proposed law that would expand background checks for gun sales and strengthen mental-health and school-safety programs.

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Senators to announce background check deal

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Two key senators have reached a deal to expand background checks to firearms sales at gun shows and on the Internet, sources close to the negotiations said early Wednesday.  

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Connecticut governor signs comprehensive gun control legislation

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy signed a broad new package of gun laws Thursday in the state where 20 children and 6 educators were slain in a brutal school shooting nearly four months ago.

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NRA unveils ‘School Shield’ recommendations

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The NRA-backed National School Shield program on Tuesday unveiled recommendations to protect schools from instances of violence, including a model program to train and enable school personnel to carry firearms.

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Connecticut lawmakers reach deal on ‘most comprehensive’ gun limits in US

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Lawmakers’ proposed bill includes a ban on high-capacity magazines like those Adam Lanza used during his Newtown killing spree, a registry for existing high-capacity magazines and background checks for private gun sales.

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'Shame on us if we've forgotten': Obama pushes Congress on guns

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President Barack Obama on Thursday sternly rebuked opponents of pending gun control measures, accusing them of “running out the clock” and hoping that the nation forgets last year’s Newtown school shooting in order to keep popular reforms from passing into law.

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