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Obama Warns GOP Against Blocking Gun Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (April 8, 2013)--Saying the contentious debate over gun control measures "shouldn't be about politics," President Barack Obama Monday warned Republican lawmakers against using delaying tactics to sink legislation.

Mr. Obama was speaking about his gun proposals in Connecticut, where 20 children and 6 adults were killed in a school shooting rampage in December, which spurred renewed debate in Washington over gun control measures.

The president singled out GOP lawmakers who want to use procedural maneuvers to block legislation.

He said the move would be akin to saying the public's opinion doesn't matter.

He also challenged the notion that gun legislation would be a political victory for him.

He said the debate "isn't about me" and should instead focus on families that have been torn apart by violence.


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