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Obama: 'We Have Moms on This Stage Whose Children Were Killed as Recently as 35 Days Ago'

12:14 PM, Mar 28, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama argued for gun control today, with "moms on this stage whose children were killed as recently as 35 days ago":

"That agony burns deep in the families of thousands," Obama said. "Thousands of Americans who have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun over these last hundred days."

The president added, "We have moms on this stage whose children were killed as recently as 35 days ago. I don't think any of us who are parents can hear their stories and not think about our own daughters and our own sons and our own grandchildren. We all feel that it is our first impulse as parents to do everything we can to protect our children from harm."

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