Newtown Families March on Nation's Capital

Families who lost loved ones in Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting march to change gun laws.
1:49 | 01/26/13

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washington, now, where thousands are marching and demanding that lawmakers to do something demanding that tragedies like newtown never happen again. Tonight, another development in this debate over guns. A famous author pulling his book from store shelves after it was discovered that 14 shooters had his book. Here's reena ninan. Reporter: They called it to the silent. Rally. But they had one unified message that brought them to washington. We want a ban on assault weapons. Reporter: They were held throughout the country today with the intention of preventing this -- grace McDonnell was one of the sandy hook victims. Her parents sat in the audience as the white house embarks on one of the most extensive gun control efforts ever. The initiative -- a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Universal background checks. Additional mental health services. Author stephen king is pulling his book, "rage," about a high school student who guns down faculty members, published in 1977 under the pseudonym richard bachman. Four different teenagers who committed school shootings had copies of the book. "You don't leave a can of gasoline where a boy with firebug tendencies can lay hands on it." And congress members vowing to take the nra head on. The gun lobby can be stopped, my friends, they can be stopped. Reporter: Voices in the crowd taking the first steps in a long push to reform the nation's gun laws. As the protesters disperse ed today, they looked ahead to wednesday, the first congressional hearings for legislation on gun control. The head of the nra and the husband of gabby giffords, mark kelly, will testify.

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