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President Obama comforts an emotional Nicole Hockley, who introduced the President, her son Dylan was one of the twenty students killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, Monday, April 8, 2013, at the University of Hartford. Obama spoke at times with raised voice as he demanded congress to pass gun control legislation, several times calling for action while pointing to the families of the Newtown mass shooting, many of whom were sitting in the front row.  (Jim Michaud / Journal Inquirer).