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February 11, 2013

Gun activists arrive in Washington for State of the Union Address

More than 100 victims and family members -- including some from Newtown, Conn. -- will be in the nation's capital Tuesday for President Obama's State of the Union Address.

Democratic Reps. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island, Carolyn McCarthy, New York, Keith Ellison, Minn., Rosa DeLauro, Conn. and David Cicilline, Rhode Island have spearheaded an effort in which they and more than a dozen of their colleagues are providing a ticket to the president’s speech to someone affected by an incident with a gun.

“It is vital that we include the American public and give a voice to our constituents as we search for comprehensive solutions to this problem,” they said in a letter to members of the Democratic Caucus last month. “It is our hope that their presence in the House Gallery will send a strong message that it is long past time to act.”

On the other side of the issue, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Tex. has invited musician and gun advocate Ted Nugent to the State of the Union Address. “I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama,” Stockman said.


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