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Gun control: Obama's passionate plea for new legislation

President Obama has made a passionate appeal for lawmakers to vote on gun control legislation.

He said his three priorities in gun legislation - strengthening background checks for gun purchasers, banning military-style assault weapons and limiting ammunition clips to 10 rounds - deserve a vote in Congress.

Speaking at the University of Hartford, a hour from Newtown where 26 died in school massacre in December, Mr Obama said citizens must demand action.

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