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Parents of Newtown, Conn., victims urge strict gun laws

The governor, the mayor of Boston, and representatives of the National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners’ Action League testified on gun control legislation in a packed and often tense Beacon Hill hearing room Friday. But when the parents of two first-graders killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shootings stepped to the witness table, a heavy hush fell.

Mark Barden said that the pain of losing “our sweet little Daniel” had only intensified since December.

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