- The Washington Times - Monday, April 8, 2013

Eleven relatives of those killed during the Sandy Hook tragedy will be flown into Washington, D.C., on Air Force One Monday so they can urge senators personally to back gun control legislation.

Nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise said that after President Obama’s speech on gun control in Hartford, he is flying back to Washington with the relatives. The White House said Mr. Obama is going to argue that lawmakers have an obligation to the children killed to act on his proposals, The Associated Press reports.

“The group is encouraging senators to come together around legislative proposals that will both save lives and respect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans,” Sandy Hook Promise said in a statement.


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Mr. Obama plans to invoke the memories of the 26 children and staff members killed. He is speaking at the University of Hartford, near the state capitol where last week the governor signed into law some of the nation’s strictest gun control laws, the AP reports.