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Carlee Soto, sister of Sandy Hook teacher Victoria Soto, second from left, and Erica Laffferty, daughter of Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung, center, listen to Sen. Joe Manchin, D- W.Va., speak during a news conference outside the Senate chamber after a vote on gun legislation on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Washington. Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far reaching gun control legislation in two decades, rejecting calls to tighten background checks on firearms buyers.