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March 29th, 2013
11:07 AM ET

President Obama, Newtown families reiterate call to action on stricter gun control

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama tried to shame the nation and Congress into action against gun violence Thursday, saying it is time to pass new laws after the tears and grief of tragedies like the Newtown massacre in December that killed 20 first-graders.

"We need everybody to remember how we felt 100 days ago and make sure that what we said at that time wasn't just a bunch of platitudes, that we meant it," Obama said at a White House event on a national day of action by supporters of tougher gun laws.

Victoria Soto was among the teachers who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook massacre. Her younger sister Jillian appeared in a new ad from Mayors Against Illegal Guns. She talks with Soledad on "Starting Point" this morning about the push for stricter gun control laws.


Filed under: Gun control • Newtown
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Nancy McCullough

    Why not register each gun and each bullet to gun owner with bar code/ identifying code. If used in a violent way the gun and ammo owner is responsible If cans of beans and well anything can be scanned then guns and ammo could be traced to individual owner ... At least will assist with tracing crime. Less selling of guns to criminals because they would be responsible.

    April 2, 2013 at 10:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Wisconsin resident

    The President is making a knee jerk reaction to the shootings. We need to identify and help the mentally ill, NOT take away rights from law abiding citizens. Right now besides ordinary citizens losing their right to purchase ammunition, many Police forces are having trouble purchasing ammunition for their officers. Is this going to help ? Obama is only doing what looks good, not what will actually help.

    April 1, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. nick

    You know if 26 kids died because we have a right to bear arms, so be it. the problem is with gun free zones and that the society is becoming more effeminated

    March 30, 2013 at 3:27 am | Report abuse | Reply

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