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February 11, 2013

Gun control advocates deliver 35,000 petitions on eve of State of the Union

A day before President Obama's State of the Union Address, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence delivered petitions signed by 35,000 people to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of gun control measures.

“We want to send the message to Congress that there is overwhelming support throughout the country for the president’s comprehensive package of proposals to end the epidemic of gun violence,” said Dan Gross, the group's president. “We hope and expect President Obama to again affirm his support for swift action in his State of the Union speech."

The petitions are being delivered by Brady Campaign member and Virginia Tech shooting survivor Colin Goddard.


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