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Gun victims, academics join Senate firearms clash

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Each side in the debate over gun control is finding allies among relatives of people killed by firearms as the Senate holds its second hearing on the subject since the shooting deaths of 20 first-graders in Newtown, Conn.

A Senate Judiciary subcommittee was holding a hearing Tuesday on the effectiveness and constitutionality of gun restrictions. The panel also was questioning legal experts and a U.S. attorney on the issue, which has captured lawmakers' attention since the nightmarish December massacre.

Sandra Wortham says that after the 2010 killing of her brother, a Chicago police officer, she believes Congress should pass laws keeping guns from criminals. But Suzanna Hupp says gun laws prevented her from protecting her parents when they were killed in a 1991 mass shooting in a Texas restaurant.

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