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    Biden Pleads for Gun-Control Action

    DANBURY, CT - FEBRUARY 21: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a conference on gun violence at Western Connecticut State University on February 21, 2013 in Danbury, Connecticut. The conference, held at the school where Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza once took classes, featured panel discussions on ways to reduce gun violence, protect children and make communities safer. Before killing himself, Adam Lanza killed his mother and 26 people inside the Sandy Hook School on Dec. 14.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    Vice President Joe Biden drew a hard line during his keynote speech at gun-control conference at Western Connecticut State University, located just 15 miles from the site of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It is “unacceptable not to take action” to curb gun violence, Biden said, pleading for legislators to not be motivated by politics with their stance on the issue. “If you’re concerned about your political survival, you should be concerned about the survival of our children,” he said. “There’s a moral price for inaction.” He echoed the president’s State of the Union plea for stronger gun laws: “They say it isn’t about guns. They’re wrong. It is about guns.”

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