President Obama will today join forces with a group of mothers in demanding "common-sense measures" to protect children from gun violence in the wake of the Newtown massacre.
Mr Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will both appear at the event organised by 'Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America' to call on Congress to adopt the new safety laws, the White House said.
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