12:30 PM EDT, April 2, 2013
HARTFORD -- President Obama will travel to the state next week to push for gun control, the second trip he has made to Connecticut since the Newtown shootings.
The White House announced the event in a statement Tuesday:
"On Monday, April 8, President Obama will travel to the University of Hartford where he will continue asking the American people to join him in calling on Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence. Additional details on the President's event at the University of Hartford will be forthcoming."
The President is expected to be joined by Newtown families at the event. As action on gun control seems to be losing steam in Congress, the White House has continued to aggressively call for sweeping new laws. This visit follows one from Obama immediately after the shooting and another from Vice President Biden later in February.
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