WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bringing 11 families of those killed in the shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School to Washington on Air Force One.
A nonprofit organization that works with the families, Sandy Hook Promise, says the president is bringing victims’ relatives with him on his plane after he delivers a speech Monday on gun control in Hartford. The White House says Obama is going to say in his remarks that lawmakers have an obligation to the children killed and other victims of gun violence to act on his proposals.
Gun legislation is up for debate in the Senate this week after lawmakers return from spring break. The Sandy Hook families want to speak to lawmakers to encourage their vote amid tough opposition to the proposals.