Politicians Discuss Gun Control Legislation

Mark Barden, the father of a victim at Sandy Hook Elementary School, joins U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in making a statement on gun violence in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. Earlier today the Senate defeated a bi-partisan measure to expand background checks for gun sales. Also pictured are family members of gun violence victims, and victims of gun violence, Gabby Giffords, Jimmy Greene, Nicole Hockley, Jeremy Richman, Neil Heslin, Jackie Barden, Natalie Barden and James Barden.
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