Article Photos: Giffords pleads for gun curbs; NRA fights back 6/8

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., displays a pledge called the "Sandy Hook Promise," referring to last month's shooting rampage at that killed 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's hearing on what lawmakers should do to curb gun violence.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)