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gun violence

Rebecca Black writes: "Like many parents and grandparents, I fret about the world my children and grandchildren inherited from us. The horrifying shooting and loss of so many little children in Sandy Hook tore at my heart, creating images that any of those innocents could be one of mine. A similar killing took place not far from here in 1989 when a young man shot five children under the age of 10 on a schoolyard in Stockton. It could happen again. My hope for the next four years is to see significant changes made by our government to prevent this type of gun violence."

Inauguration 2013: Readers’ hopes for the next four years

As President Barack Obama begins his second term, Yahoo News readers share photos of something close to them that they hope Washington will address over the next four years.