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Within minutes of President Obama unveiling his new gun control proposal, many Republicans rejected the plan in its entirety. Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran says the president needs to borrow a page from his own re-election campaign.

"You go back to the grassroots," says Moran. "You work from the bottom up, the people within individual congressional districts."

Virginia Democrat Bobby Scott supports the president's new measure, but says the debate needs to be broadened to address tragedies that often don't make headlines.

"Specifically, we also have to make recommendations to address violence generally, and that must be done with a comprehensive approach," he says.

Both sides of the gun debate are deploying lobbyists on Capitol Hill, and most aren't expecting this Congress to make any drastic changes to the nation's gun laws.

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