The ANA is urging Congress, the Obama administration and other leaders to take steps to prevent violence following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Among the recommendations were increased access to mental health services and a ban on assault weapons. "Our country has witnessed unspeakable acts of mass shootings. The common thread in each of these tragedies has been the lethal combination of easy access to guns and inadequate access to mental health services," ANA President Karen A. Daley said.
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