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January 14th, 2013
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VA Tech, Tucson shooting survivors support Newtown residents in 'Sandy Hook Promise' initiative to reduce gun violence

Vice President Joe Biden will meet with members of the House of Representatives as part of the task force he is heading up on reducing gun violence. The task force is expected to make its recommendations to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, a day after the one month mark of the Newtown School Shooting.

Today a group of Newtown residents called "Sandy Hook Promise" plan to unveil a national grass-roots initiative to reduce gun violence. The group will be joined by families of victims and survivors of other shootings including Colin Goddard and Pam Simon.

Goddard, who was shot during the Virginia Tech massacre, now works for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Simon was shot during the "Congress on Your Corner" event in Tucson, Arizona and is involved with "Demand a Plan," a gun reform advocacy group.

Goddard and Simon join “Starting Point” this morning to discuss their plan for curbing gun violence.

Filed under: Newtown • Sandy Hook Elementary
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