A couple embrace outside Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut
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Gun-free zones are 'soft target'

15 December 2012 Last updated at 04:46 GMT

The mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut has put the spotlight on US gun control laws.

Dave Workman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, an anti-gun control group, told the BBC that Connecticut has some of the toughest gun laws in the US - but that did not prevent Friday's tragedy.