Funerals for shooting victims

Funerals are taking place for victims of the US shootings.

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  1. Robert Moore

Obama will arrive in Connecticut to call for a gun ban

The president will be here in Connecticut later tonight. Of course he will take part in a vigil and will meet in private with grieving families and will also thank the emergency workers. But the much bigger question is - does he address meaningfully the controversial issue of gun control?

There are senators and mayors in this country who have been pleading with him to show leadership, particularly with a respect to a ban on assault weapons. You would imagine that if there was ever a time for that, it is now. If ever there is a place for it, it is here.

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