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A banner bearing the names of the victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut hangs before family members arrive to give a statement about the formation of the website mysandyhookfamily.org just before the one year a
A banner bearing the names of the victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
One year ago, the nation was horrified by the news of a gunman entering a school and killing 20 grade-school children and six of their teachers and staff. Since that day, nearly 200 more children have been killed by guns in the United States, while Congress, under pressure from its overlords at the NRA, has refused to take action to improve gun laws by expanding background checks or anything else.

"Our hearts are broken," President Barack Obama said that day. Many said that Sandy Hook had changed America's view of guns, and background checks do have overwhelming majority support. But hearts are still being broken, as children—and too many adults—are still being killed.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 09:00 AM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Firearms Law and Policy.

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