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Obama pushes gun control in Connecticut speech

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President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass new gun control legislation Monday during his speech in Connecticut, Huffington Post reported.

Obama promised "We will not walk away" from gun control to several thousand people in the University of Hartford's basketball arena, Huffington Post reported.

The president mentioned the massacre occurred at Sandy Hook elementary school in December, hoping to gain support from lawmakers for gun control measures, Washington Post reported.

"We will not walk away from the promises we've made. We are as determined as ever to do what must be done," Obama said, Washington Post reported.

He had invited 11 parents of the school victims to fly back with him on Air Force One and to lobby Congress this week, Huffington Post reported.

The crowd's cheering were overpowering the president's remarks at times, the Washington Post reported.

During Obama's speech, he reemphasized his proposals such as universal background checks, bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, the Washington Post reported.

According to the Washington Post, there might be hope for the expansion of background-check requirements; however, Obama's other proposals are at stake.

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