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Poll: Tighter Gun Control After Newtown Shooting?

President Barack Obama has called for "meaningful action" in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newtown.
President Barack Obama has called for "meaningful action" in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newtown. Photo Credit: File

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Calls to strengthen the nation's gun control laws have come from parents and politicians — and even the President — in the days since 20 children and six adults were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown.

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President Barack Obama said the nation must "take meaningful action" when he spoke just a few hours after the shooting Friday. He repeated his call for the nation to discuss gun laws when he spoke at a vigil in Newtown Sunday.

“We can't accept events like these as routine," Obama said in his speech. "Are we really prepared to say we are powerless in the face of such carnage -- that the politics are too complicated?"

Gun-rights supporters, including the National Rifle Association, have been mostly quiet since the shooting. A few politicians have suggested arming more school faculty members.

U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, of California, says she plans to introduce a bill banning assault weapons when the next Congress comes into session after the new year.

Gun-rights supporters, including the National Rifle Association, have been mostly quiet since the shooting. Republican congressmen Louis Gohmert of Texas and Don Richardson of Oregon have suggested arming more school faculty members.

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