Newtown Families Arrive At Capitol Hill To Lobby For Gun Control

Category: Media & Culture / Apr 09, 2013 3:45PM EDT
Arriving at Capitol Hill on Tuesday were the families of those who were killed in the tragic Newtown Shooting, in which 20 children and 6 adults were killed. The families are set to lobby Congress this week for gun control measures. But will the voice of the victim be enough? Richard Blumenthal, a senator for Connecticut welcomed the families: "They are a call to action and we are going to be counting on them to be meeting with our colleagues, many of them undecided at this pivotal time in our country's history. I am very hopeful that they will help us overcome the obstacles that have been raised. We can break the stranglehold that special interests, like the NRA, have imposed if the majority of the American people, and the majority want common sense measures to stop gun violence are heard and heeded by the Congress. These voices and faces from Newtown are the call to action from this unspeakable, unimaginable tragedy that we have suffered and they are powerful and eloquent beyond any words that we can command," Obama has been busy campaigning for gun control, but no major gun legislation has passed the U.S Congress since 1994. Obama is pushing three main points: Stronger background checks for those buying guns, banning military assault weapons and limiting ammunition clips to ten rounds. Video Courtesy Of Reuters