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Fri Apr 12, 2013, 06:44 AM

With the Capitol in the background, volunteers set up a mock cemetery in Washington


With the Capitol in the background, volunteers set up a mock cemetery in Washington on Thursday to begin a vigil for the more than than 3,300 people that have died from gun violence since the shooting in Newtown, Conn.

That's right, since Newtown!

Pressed by shooting victims and relatives of Americans slain in gun violence, the Senate on Thursday voted to begin an emotionally and politically charged debate on gun safety proposals as advocates of new laws overcame a Republican filibuster threat.

NY Times Quote of the day:
Its remarkable, said Senator Christopher S. Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut whose nascent Senate career has been devoted to gun safety. You cant turn a corner in the Capitol this week without meeting a family of a gun violence victim. Its hard to say no to these families.


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/12/us/senate-votes-to-allow-debate-on-gun-bill.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130412&_r=0

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