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Mass. marks year since Conn. school killings

December 14, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts political leaders are paying tribute to 26 people killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school a year ago.

U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas said on Saturday that the thoughts and prayers of Massachusetts are with the Newtown families as the nation continues to come to grips with the tragedy.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino lamented the killing of 20 children and six educators by a troubled man who then took his own life.

Menino says he is outraged the tragedy has failed to push political leaders in Washington, DC, to introduce “common sense reform” to gun laws.

Menino says national elected officials should work behalf of the people they are supposed to serve and that the time to take the loopholes out of gun laws and automatic weapons out of neighborhoods has long since passed.

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