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Maybe increased security students return to school in the shattered town of Newtown Connecticut today.
Following last week's deadly Rampage that killed 26 people surviving students from sandy hook elementary were sent to a middle school and neighbor neighboring town.
And two more funerals were held for children killed in that attack.
The massacre has reignited the debate over gun control some lawmakers have suggested the president should take the lead on the issue.
And at the very least push for reinstating the assault weapons ban and now the NRA has weighed -- Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen has the story.
Heartbreaking and challenging days ahead.
For the small town of Newton Connecticut.
A little watched online show is the only venue where the National Rifle Association has so far sought to counter.
The massive coordinated campaign for new laws -- swiftly after -- town by the gun control lobby.
You've got Mayor Bloomberg you've got senators Chuck Schumer and senator Dianne Feinstein insisting.
That we need tougher gun laws and -- look at Connecticut.
And they are number five when it comes to the strictest gun laws in the country.
But sources close to the issue tell Fox News the NRA having observed a proper mourning period.
Will soon begin to quote push back against gun control advocates widening the discussion to include Hollywood in the gaming industry.
And -- defenders of the First Amendment against defenders of the second.
Late today the NRA made its first move announcing a quote unquote major news conference on Friday and saying it's four million members male and female are prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again.
The White House -- time went on record with the measures President Obama will.
Like for he is actively supportive.
For example senator feinstein's.
Stated intent to.
A piece of legislation that would -- reinstate the assault weapons he supports.
And would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so called gun show loophole people talked about high capacity.
-- ammunition clips for example and that is something certainly that he would be interest in looking at.
Senator Joseph mentioned the gun friendly Democrat from West Virginia reelected last month spoke by phone with the president today.
And afterward urged his NRA friends not to quote vilified those who talked to the other side.
But the same time democratic senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri one of the top ten states for gun ownership background checks struck a more confrontational posture.
Every -- walks around here too many worry about their NRA score.
They scored -- sort of -- my year's nomination.
They scored whether or not the attorney general was held in contempt I have two words.
For the NRA.
Senior Obama advisor David Axelrod blasted out an email to campaign supporters yesterday that link them to a video of the president's eulogy for the -- -- victims at two places alongside the video box of visitors were encouraged.
To donate money one of them.
Explicitly asking for five dollars -- now that gets that reaction all over -- thank you.
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