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Gun control advocates mark 6 months since shooting

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) – Some families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are going to Capitol Hill this week, six months after a gunman took the lives of their loved ones, to remind lawmakers they are waiting for action.

This week marks the half-year anniversary of the December 14 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  The lobbying visit Tuesday and Wednesday is just one of several observances gun control proponents are planning.

Despite Senate rejection over protecting gun rights, the Sandy Hook families are trying to keep pressure on lawmakers to expand background purchases for firearm sales.

Gun control advocates anticipate further action from President Barack Obama.  He says he will do what he can to stem gun violence, even if he can't get Congress to tighten gun laws.

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