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Obama slams 'shameful' defeat of US gun reform

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Bristling with anger, President Barack Obama branded Wednesday's defeat of his gun reform drive in the US Senate as "shameful," and accused lawmakers of caving in to the powerful firearms lobby. 

US President Barack Obama embraces Nicole Hockley, mother of Dylan, a Newtown school shooting victim, during a press conference at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2013.

A deeply emotional Obama lashed out after a bid to expand background checks for gun buyers -- the last meaningful piece of his trimmed effort to retool gun laws after the Newtown school massacre -- failed to pass.

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