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Mark Barden, front center, speaks, while President Barack Obama, third from left, joined by former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., second from left, Vice President Joe Biden, and Newtown family members during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Washington, about measures to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Gun control backers: Senate defeat won't stop us

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and his gun control allies say Senate rejection of expanded background checks and other restrictions won't stop their drive to reduce firearms violence. But their path to enacting gun curbs this year seems blocked by the National Rifle Association, and supporters of restrictions appear befuddled about what it will take to push legislation through this Congress.

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