URGENT ¥¥¥ Shooting victims 'deserve' vote on gun control: Obama

The victims of shooting violence deserve to see votes on bills proposing tougher gun laws, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, after a spate of massacres across the United States.

"I know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. But this time is different," Obama told lawmakers in his State of the Union address. "Each of these proposals deserves a vote in Congress."