States Push Gun Bills as Congress Decides on National Proposals

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The Senate Judiciary Committee held multiple hearings over the past two months as senators tried to craft legislation to curb gun violence. Many of the hearings contained emotional testimony, including appearances by Giffords and Neil Heslin, who lost his son in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

President Obama introduced his recommendations for gun violence prevention measures in January after Biden held numerous meetings with various stakeholders in the gun control debate, but the president has maintained a relatively low profile on guns while senators have worked on the issue.

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