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Obama invokes Newtown in pushing for new gun laws

WASHINGTON — Frustrated by deep political resistance to new gun laws, President Obama tried Thursday to regain momentum in his drive to pass legislation next month with an impassioned plea to remember the horror of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., in December.

Standing in front of mothers of gun victims invited to the White House, Obama scolded lawmakers for not embracing the most sweeping of his ideas and objected to the notion that the country has moved on three months after 20 children and six adults were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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