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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Stephen Barton
Speakers at a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting Friday urged lawmakers to approve tougher firearms laws while gun-rights supporters watched from the wings.
President Obama has consistently called for a national conversation on gun violence since December's Connecticut school shootings, and on Wednesday, some of his most loyal backers — Hollywood's B-List — responded.
Stephen Barton, who was shot in the face and chest in the July 20 Aurora theater shooting, said "thousands of people are murdered with a gun every single year."
"Not only that, but we have loopholes in our laws that enable that sort of error and we don't do a good job of keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people," said Mr. Barton. "I really hope we can honor the people we lost today and try to move forward the best we can."