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Elected officials call for fresh look at gun laws

NEW YORK — An array of elected officials expressed sadness and shock on Sunday over the killings at a Connecticut elementary school and declared there is a pressing need to strengthen the nation’s gun laws.

Two senators called for a national commission to examine mass shootings across the country, and a third vowed to push for a new federal ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons.

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