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Obama On Gun Violence: 'We Hear You'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration has received an outpouring of support for stricter gun laws following last week's elementary school massacre in Connecticut. He says in response to an online petition: "We hear you."
    
The president says in a video posted today that he has been encouraged that many gun owners have said there are steps the nation can take to prevent more deadly shootings, "steps that protect our rights and protect our kids."
    
Obama is holding a moment of silence this morning at the White House marking one week since the shooting that killed 20 children and six adults at a NewNEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - The nation will pay tribute this morning to the victims of last Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
 
Houses of worship around the country will ring their bells 26 times at 9:30 a.m. - exactly seven days since the shooting occurred - in memory of the 26 people killed at the school.
 
In Newtown, a bridge is adorned with two gold balloons, one is shaped like the number 2, the other shaped like a 6. Handwritten tributes mention 26 snowflakes. Another reads "26 angels will guide us."

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