Gregory Korte and Catalina Camia
USA Today
April 17, 2013

An angry President Obama criticized a minority of the Senate on Wednesday for helping defeat a proposal to expand background checks on gun purchases.

“It all came down to politics,” Obama said in the Rose Garden. “All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington.”

Obama was flanked by the family of Daniel Barden, who was among the 20 children and six adults killed Dec. 14 in a gun massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Also with Obama: Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head during an assassination attempt in 2011.

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