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Victims of Gun Violence to Attend Obama’s State of the Union Address

Longplay Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 1:17 PM
I am soooo tired of the practice of bringing sob-story people to support the President at SOTU events. Both parties have done it and it's disgusting.

During the State of the Union address tonight, President Obama will discuss the issue of gun control, including proposals for an assault weapons ban and universal background checks. He will speak not just to a host of sympathetic Democratic lawmakers, however, but to numerous victims of gun violence as well.

This year, Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., is leading an effort to persuade lawmakers to give their guest passes to victims of gun violence. Attending the president’s address will be family members of victims in some of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings, including Virginia Tech, Aurora, Tucson and...