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Families of gun violence victims call for new laws in Conn.

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Connecticut lawmakers are being urged to pass legislation to stop urban gun violence.

Family members of gun violence victims in the cities are scheduled Wednesday to call on the General Assembly to close loopholes that allow illegal guns to flow into urban areas.

The family members are expected to join legislators and law enforcement leaders for a news conference at the Legislative Office Building. They are urging support of various gun violence measures proposed by Connecticut Against Gun Violence, which is organizing the event.

Lawmakers have been focusing for weeks on reducing gun violence, especially in schools, following the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that left 20 first graders and six educators dead. A subcommittee is working on a package of recommended gun law changes.

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