Newtown Parents Supporting NH Gun Check Bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) _ Family members of two children killed in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are expected to testify at a legislative committee hearing on a bill that would expand gun background checks in New Hampshire.

Nicole Hockley, the mother of 6-year-old Dylan, and Mark Barden, the father of 7-year-old Daniel, were scheduled to speak at a news conference before the House Commerce Committee hearing at 1:15 p.m. at the Statehouse.

The bill would require background checks for gun sales and transfers. Private sellers would be required to conduct background checks through federally licensed dealers using a system already in place in all dealer sales.

On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six educators at the Newtown school before killing himself.

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