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Newtown marks six months anniversary of massacre

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Reuters

(Sound of bells) Church bells tolled at the precise moment six months ago when a gunman embarked on a shooting rampage at a Newtown Connecticut elementary school killing 26 people, 20 of them children.

Under a gray sky, relatives and friends of the victims marked the occassion with an anti-gun violence rally.

Teresa Rousseau's daughter Lauren was one of the victims remembered during a moment of silence.

SOUNDBITE: TERESA ROUSSEAU, MOTHER OF SANDY HOOK SHOOTING VICTIM LAUREN ROUSSEAU, SAYING:

"When this first happened, you just didn't know how you were going to go on. But somehow the memories of our children have given us a lot of strength."

The massacre prompted the White House to launch a major push for gun control legislation. Six months later, however, little has changed. Efforts pushed by President Obama have met with resistance from Republicans and a fierce gun lobby.

Despite this , Newtown resident Monte Frank says he remains hopeful.

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