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Obama presses gun violence agenda in Hartford

President Obama praised Newtown Sandy Hook parents for their courage. "We are so grateful for their courage and their willingness to share their stories again and again," Obama said. "And understand that nothing is going to be more important than Congress moving forward."

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President Barack Obama, center, shakes the hands of the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting gathered to hear the president's speech on gun violence at the University of Hartford Monday, April 8, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, center, hugs family members of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting gathered to hear the president's speech on gun violence at the University of Hartford Monday, April 8, 2013.

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President Barack Obama addresses the audience in Chase Arena at the University of Hartford Monday, April 8, 2013, in a continuing push to get congress to pass legislation curbing gun violence.

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Members of the audience chant "We want a vote" in reaction to President Barack Obama telling the audience at the University of Hartford Monday, April 8, 2013, that there are members of congress who are threatening to filibuster and gun control legislation.

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President Barack Obama, center, shakes the hands of the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting gathered to hear the president's speech on gun violence at the University of Hartford Monday, April 8, 2013.

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President Barack Obama waves as he enters Chase Arena at the University of Hartford Monday, April 8, 2013, before addresses the audience in a continuing push to get congress to pass legislation curbing gun violence.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addresses the audience at the University of Hartford Monday, April 8, 2013, regarding the recent gun control legislation that he signed into law before the address by President Barak Obama pushing to get congress to pass legislation curbing gun violence.

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