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A solution to gun violence is at our fingertips

Recently, the release of the tapes of the 911 calls reporting the Newtown shooting showed the incredibly courageous work of witnesses and first responders to the tragedy.

Unfortunately, the response on Capitol Hill has proven to be anything but courageous. Despite the groundswell of support for new national gun violence prevention legislation in the days and weeks following the massacre, Congress succumbed to the pressure of the NRA and the uniquely unregulated gun industry and failed to take action.

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