President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol., Feb. 12. The president called for Congress to vote on a variety of gun control proposals that are currently up for debate. The audience included dozens of persons whose lives had been affected by gun violence, including several families from Newtown, Conn., and the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, a young woman shot and killed by a gang member recently in Chicago, and had marched in Washington, D.C., during the president’s inauguration.
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