Services were held for six-year-olds Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto, who were among 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Primary School in Newtown. Noah was the youngest victim and had been in school with his twin sister, Arielle, who escaped unhurt. He had celebrated his sixth birthday a fortnight ago and he was buried at B'nai Israel Cemetery, Monroe.

Friends and family of Jack gathered in nearby Monroe to say their goodbyes. The youngster was a keen wrestler and Jack Wellman, a sports coach at Sandy Hook, said children had placed their medals in his coffin. He was buried wearing a red and white American football jersey with the number of his hero, the New York Giants player Victor Cruz. His parents Dean and Tricia Pinto said in an obituary in the Newtown Bee. "Jack was an incredibly loving and vivacious young boy, appreciated by all who knew him for his lively and giving spirit and steely determination".

Meanwhile these protestors are demonstrating outside the National Rifle Association headquarters in Washington, who are calling for stricter gun laws, with widespread opposition to assault weapons. And some Politicians in Congress have even suggested an all-out ban on assault weapons. But the pro-gun lobby in America has considerable political clout, and with the right to bear arms written into the US Constitution, those in favour of guns are loath to give up the second amendment's civil liberties.

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