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Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. The town marked a month anniversay since the massacre of 26 children and adults at the school, the second-worst such shooting in U.S. history.  (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Newtown Families: We’ll Keep Fighting for Gun Law

Some families who lost loved ones in December’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school say they are very disappointed by the Senate’s defeat of expanded background checks for gun sales and vow to continue their fight.

04/21/2013

US President Barack Obama is accompanied by former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords (L), vice president Joe Biden (R) and family members of Newtown school shooting victims as he speaks on gun control at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2013. Obama on Wednesday slammed what he called a "minority" in the US Senate for blocking legislation that would have expanded background checks on those seeking to buy guns. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Slams Senators Who Oppose Gun Measure

President Barack Obama says the Senate’s opposition to a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers marks a “shameful day for Washington.” He says a minority of senators decided “it wasn’t worth it” to protect the nation’s children.

04/17/2013

File photo of former Ariz. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Giffords Ad Urges Support For Background Checks On Gun Purchases

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is urging key senators to support expanded background checks for gun purchases in a new television ad that is to begin airing Tuesday in Arizona and Iowa.

03/05/2013

File photo of Rep. George Miller of California. (credit: Getty Images)

Miller: Turning Schools Into Armed Fortresses Not The Answer Post-Newtown

The top Democrat on the House education committee says any discussion about school safety needs to be coupled with “common sense strategies to keep guns out of the hands of those who intend harm.”

02/27/2013

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 16, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Brother Of Slain Teacher To Attend Obama Address

A Connecticut Congresswoman says the brother of one of the teachers slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School will attend the president’s State of the Union address as her guest.

02/08/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Getty Images)

Background Checks On Guns Peak In Week After Newtown Shooting

The FBI said Monday it conducted more background checks for firearms sales and permits to carry guns the week following the Newtown, Conn., shooting massacre that it has in any other one-week period since 1998.

01/28/2013

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Bill To Arm Va. School Employees Faces First Test

A Virginia legislative subcommittee is set to consider a proposal to arm public school employees.

01/17/2013

File photo of Rep. Edward Markey. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Markey Announces He’s Running For Kerry’s Senate Seat

Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Edward Markey has announced plans to run for John Kerry’s Senate seat if Kerry is confirmed by his fellow senators to become the nation’s new secretary of state.

12/27/2012

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United Way of Western Connecticut Sets Up Newtown Relief Fund

The country remains in a state of mourning following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., this past Friday. Here is a list of ways you can help the community of Sandy Hook.

12/20/2012

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How You Can Help the Community of Sandy Hook

The country remains in a state of mourning following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., this past Friday. Many are asking what they can do to show support and help the victims of Sandy Hook. Aide […]

12/18/2012

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