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Congress has broadly prohibited lawsuits against gun-makers for harm caused by their weapons, Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis ruled Friday. The judge is seen here during a hearing in Bridgeport, Conn., in June. Ned Gerard/AP hide caption

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Mark Barden, father of a 7-year-old boy killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., holds a photo of his three children during his speech at the state's Democratic Convention, in Melville, N.Y., in 2014. Barden is one of 10 plaintiffs suing Remington Arms Co., the manufacturer of the assault rifle used in the mass murder. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Judge Weighs Newtown Families' Lawsuit Against AR-15 Maker

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A worker assembles a handgun at the new Beretta plant in Gallatin, Tenn. The Italian gun maker has cited Tennessee's support for gun rights in moving its production from its plant in Maryland. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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Seeking A Warmer Welcome, Gun Factory Moves Down South

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President Barack Obama announces steps the administration is taking to reduce gun violence while delivering a statement today in the East Room of the White House. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Obama's Emotional Plea

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Rheanna Kathleen Morris hugs her mom, Peggy Sinclair-Morris. Jenny Gold for NPR hide caption

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Promises To Fix Mental Health System Still Unfulfilled

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Erica Lafferty (right), daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Dawn Hochsprung, consoles Carlee Soto, sister of victim Victoria Soto, after representatives of 14 families addressed the media on Monday in Newtown, Conn. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown. Douglas Healey/Getty Images hide caption

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School custodian Rick Thorpe

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Voters in Newtown, Conn., have approved a plan to use nearly $50 million in state funds to demolish Sandy Hook Elementary and build a new school in its place. This photo provided by Craig Hoekenga shows his son Trey, a kindergarten student at Sandy Hook, on the school bus this year. The window has a quote from the late principal, Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in last December's mass shooting. Craig Hoekenga/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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