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Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Daniel Barden's Brother And Sister Request To President Obama

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Published on Dec 19, 2012

On Katie Couric's syndicated Katie program, the parents of 6 year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 children tragically killed last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, told Couric that their time spent with President Obama at Sunday's prayer vigil was "a little less fruitful than we were hoping."

Daniel's father, John Barden, said that Daniel's 12 year-old brother James, and 10 year-old sister Natalie, had some things to tell the President that they didn't get to, and since they're unlikely to get a seat at the table with legislators and lobbyists, the President should listen to them here.

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, President Obama announced a working group, to be led by Vice President Joe Biden, that will produce recommendations as to what can be done to prevent future tragedies, and laid down the same markers that political and media types have been urging as a starting point: banning the sale of military-style assault weapons, banning the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips, and requiring background checks before all gun purchases. While this is a sea change from our pre-Connecticut conversation on gun control, it is miles away from where Daniel's sister, Natalie Barden, thinks it should start.

"My daughter, Natalie, was interested in asking him if he could pass some legislation so that the only people that had guns were military personnel and law enforcement," Mr. Barden told Katie Couric, "And if people needed guns for sport, they could go to a range, and the guns would have to stay there. That was my 10-year-old daughter. That was all her own original thought."

Twelve year-old James Barden, who asked that he be allowed to speak with Katie about his brother, said he wanted to ask the President "what he was going to do to make sure this never happens again. Because it should never happen again, no one should ever have to go through this."

Mr. Barden added that he and his wife are "still not even really fully aware, or really haven't processed or absorbed or digested the fact that our sweet little Daniel is not here with us any more. That's all we're trying to deal with at this moment."

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