Family members of those killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting stand together as President Obama speaks at the White House on Wednesday, after gun control measures were defeated in the Senate. In the foreground are Mark and Jackie Barden with their children Natalie and James, who lost Daniel. Behind them are Nicole Hockley, mother of Dylan, and Jeremy Richman, father of Avielle. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A Bushmaster rifle, similar to the type used by Adam Lanza during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and some ammunition magazines. The sale and possession of this type of weapon, and high-capacity magazines, will be severely restricted in Connecticut under new legislation. Michelle McLoughlin /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Dec. 18, 2012: Crime scene tape stretches across the property outside the home where Adam Lanza lived with his mother, Nancy Lanza. Inside, police found weapons and other evidence. Lucas Jackson /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Some of the many cards, letters and artwork sent to Newtown from all over the world was on display at the Newtown Municipal Center on Jan. 30. The items were recently moved to temporary storage. Courtesy of Ross MacDonald hide caption

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Early Thursday morning, a school bus carrying students from Sandy Hook Elementary headed to their new school. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After the attack: Balloons hung from the Sandy Hook Elementary School sign on Dec. 15. On Dec. 14, six adults and 20 children were killed there before the gunman took his own life. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Mourners put decorations on a Christmas tree, part of a memorial in Newtown, Conn. Holiday greetings, toys and cards have flowed into the town, and some residents say the community feels closer-knit since the shooting. Zhang Chuanshi /Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Christmas stockings with the names of shooting victims hang from a railing in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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