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Dems to Bring Gun Victims to SOTU

Here's the latest sign that gun control will figure heavily in President Obama's State of the Union address tomorrow. Democrats in the House of Representatives are bringing victims of gun violence to the speech, as part of a push to get new gun laws passed. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will bring a fourth-grader from a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school, although the girl did not attend Sandy Hook, and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said he is bringing a young man named Sami Rahamim, whose father died in a “tragic event in Minneapolis.” Around 30 Democrats are planning on bringing victims of gun violence. President Obama has proposed a slew of gun-control measures, some of which, like universal background checks, have wide public support, while others, like a ban on assault weapons, are more controversial.