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In the deadliest rampage at an elementary school in U.S. history, 20 first-grade students and six...
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In the deadliest rampage at an elementary school in U.S. history, 20 first-grade students and six staff members were killed Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. All of the children killed were six and seven years old. They were all shot multiple times. At a vigil for the victims Sunday night, President Obama vowed unspecified action to curb gun violence in the United States. "We can't tolerate this anymore," Obama said. "These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. ... Are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?" We're joined by Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor at Bloomberg Businessweek and author of "Glock: The Rise of America's Gun." Published on Dec 17, 2012