SHOTLIST:

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Washington, DC - Feb. 12, 2013

1. Wide pan of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control

2. Mid side shot of audience

3. SOUNDBITE: (English) US Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL

'There are too many families who face an empty seat at the dinner table, too many parents who walk past an empty bedroom, too many husbands and wives who've lost the love of their lives because of gun fire."

4. SOUNDBITE: (English) US Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX

"The 2nd Amendment is a constitutional right of every American and I would point out that constitutional rights were designed to be protected not just when they're popular, but especially when passions are seeking to restrict and limit those rights."

6. Witness panel being sworn in at hearing

7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Suzanna Gratia Hupp, Parents Killed in Mass Shooting

"Honestly, I don't view myself as a victim of gun violence. I view myself as a victim of a maniac who happened to use a gun as a tool, and I view myself as a victim of the legislators that we had at the time that left me defenseless. I honestly believe that they legislated me out of the right to protect myself and my family."

8. Side shot of Sandra Wortham testifying before committee

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sandra Wortham, Brother Killed in Gun Attack

"My brother owned a gun. My father owned a gun. But the fact that they were armed that night didn't prevent Thomas's murder. So we need to do more to keep guns out of the wrong hands in the first place. And I don't think that makes us anti-gun people. I think that makes us pro-decent, law-abiding citizens, who want to live life without the constant fear of this violence as a result of guns."

10. Wide shot of people at hearing

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11. Shots of Hadyia Pendleton's parents walking through hallways of Capitol

[VO]

IN A PREVIEW OF WHAT IS SURE TO BE A KEY ISSUE IN PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, A SENATE PANEL TOOK UP THE ISSUE OF GUN CONTROL TUESDAY... CLASHING OVER THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT FURTHER VIOLENCE AND PROTECT 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

{SOT: Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL}

"There are too many families who face an empty seat at the dinner table, too many parents who walk past an empty bedroom, too many husbands and wives who've lost the love of their lives because of gun fire."

{SOT: US Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX}

"The 2nd Amendment is a constitutional right of every American and I would point out that constitutional rights were designed to be protected not just when they're popular, but especially when passions are seeking to restrict and limit those rights."

THE PANEL HEARD FROM A TEXAS WOMAN WHO SAID A GUN CONTROL LAW PREVENTED HER FROM PROTECTING HER PARENTS WHEN A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE IN A RESTAURANT, KILLING THEM AND 21 OTHERS.

{SOT: Suzanna Gratia Hupp, Parents Killed in Mass Shooting}

"Honestly, I don't view myself as a victim of gun violence. I view myself as a victim of a maniac who happened to use a gun as a tool, and I view myself as a victim of the legislators that we had at the time that left me defenseless. I honestly believe that they legislated me out of the right to protect myself and my family."

BUT IT ALSO HEARD FROM THE SISTER OF A CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER GUNNED DOWN DURING A ROBBERY.

{SOT: Sandra Wortham, Brother Killed in Gun Attack}

"My brother owned a gun. My father owned a gun. But the fact that they were armed that night didn't prevent Thomas's murder. So we need to do more to keep guns out of the wrong hands in the first place."

IN THE AUDIENCE AT THE HEARING: THE PARENTS OF HADIYA (hy-DEE'uh) PENDELTON...THE CHICAGO TEEN WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN CHICAGO JUST DAYS AFTER PERFORMING IN THE INAUGURAL PARADE.

THE PENDLETONS ARE IN WASHINGTON TUESDAY TO ATTEND THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS WITH FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA.

KELLY DASCHLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS.

 

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