HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says President Barack Obama's reference in his inauguration speech to the murders of 20 children and six educators in Newtown could spur changes in federal gun law.
Blumenthal told The Associated Press on Monday that the image and symbol of the Dec. 14 shooting deaths in the president's speech will be a "motivating force" to pass new laws.
Obama said America's journey is not complete until all children from Detroit to Appalachia to "the quiet lanes of Newtown" know they are cared for, cherished and safe from harm.
Blumenthal, a Democrat, said Obama's reference to Newtown is valuable because he has given only two inaugural speeches and every sentence counts.
Obama is proposing a ban on military-style assault weapons, limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines and requiring background checks for all gun buyers.
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TheREALDad | January 23 2013 7:06am
We should all be carrying guns and at the first sign of someone doing something we even THINK is suspicious,,we should have the legal right to fire on that person and blow them away!!
SherriJane | January 22 2013 6:02am
They keep it up over and over every day - it is nothing more than political points to those poliicians. They have no other answers so drag Obama's gun control to keep their face in the limelight.
max | January 22 2013 12:49am
"Blumenthal, a Democrat, said Obama's reference to Newtown is valuable because he has given only two inaugural speeches and every sentence counts."
LOL! So will he giving another inaugural speech? LOL!
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