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Newtown families joining Obama on Air Force One

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Family members of victims from the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut will fly back to Washington Monday night with President Obama.

According to the White House, 11 Newtown family members will fly to Washington on Air Force One so they can press for gun laws being debated this week by the Senate.

The White House said they arranged the flight plans so the Connecticut families could attend the president’s speech on guns Monday evening in Hartford.

The move is part of a week-long effort by administration officials to regain momentum for new gun restrictions. Vice President Biden will host another event on guns at the White House on Tuesday and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to Chicago to talk about firearms on Wednesday. And Biden will be part of a roundtable discussion on guns Thursday, which will air on MSNBC.

 

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Brian Hughes

White House Correspondent
The Washington Examiner