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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, during a press briefing at the White House in Washington December 14, 2012. A heavily armed gunman opened fire on school children and staff at a
President Obama expresses how so many of us feel today in discussing the murder of 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Today's horrific killing of 20 youngsters and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, has sparked a group of activists to seek tougher gun-control laws. They will shortly be rallying in front of the White House at 4:30 PM ET. Some reports have called this a "vigil." However:
Ladd Everitt, a spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, pushed back against the idea that the event is a vigil. Instead, according to Everitt, it's about pressuring Barack Obama to take action on the issue.

"If you can't speak out about the need for tough gun laws after a classroom of kindergartners are massacred, then you ain't got it in ya," Everitt says.

Meanwhile, the gun-control organization saw an increase in donations today:
...the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence says it has seen a "huge" influx of donations.

"I've seen a huge increase," a spokeperson for the gun control organization told BuzzFeed. "I have not done anything to add up amounts," she said, emphasizing that the organization's focus today is not on fundraising, "I had a huge amount of new donors come in, and people have been calling. [It's] notably different than any other day."

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