WATCH: President Obama Speaks Out on Rejected Gun Control Measure

President Obama: "This was a pretty shameful day for Washington. But this effort isn’t over."

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Flanked by an emotional Vice President Biden, former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, and the family of a Newtown shooting victim, President Obama delivered a statement after the Senate failed to approve expanded background checks on gun sales–a bipartisan proposal that 90% of Americans support.

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