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No tickets for general public to see Obama

No tickets for general public to see Obama

President s speech in West Hartford Monday on tougher national gun rules is an invitationonly affair.

Obama will deliver an address on the campus in to approve stricter gun controls. Obama is expected to continue asking the American people to join him in calling on Congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence. The speech will come just a few days after Connecticuts passed the nations gun control laws.

A notice on the universitys website this morning said Obama will speak to current University of Hartford students, faculty, and staff, and White Houseinvited guests adding no tickets are available for the general public.

Details about ticket distribution were sent to UHart community members through its university email network late Thursday afternoon.

Family members of the Newtown school shootings victims have been invited to attend, along with the A List crowd of politicians and officials.

The White House has released few details of Obamas visit.

As you can imagine, security and access will be tightened dramatically in preparation for this event on our campus, UHart said on its web site, listing a number of changes in parking and traffic patterns.

In a statement, University President said, we are delighted that he has chosen the University of Hartford for a national policy address on the topic of gun control legislation. For those of us in Connecticut who have experienced the tragedy of the this is an especially important and emotional topic. Monday will be a wonderfully historic day for the university. I am very proud of our university and I cant wait for President Obama to see it.

As in the past, its expected that Obama will fly into in Windsor Locks on Air Force One. How the president gets to the West Hartford campus by motorcade or helicopter has not been disclosed. Obamas expected late afternoon/early evening visit will come near the peak of metroHartford rush hour traffic.

Obama last visited Connecticut on Dec. 16 two days after 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School students and six educators were gunned down by .

Obama spoke at during an interfaith vigil for families of the victims, and families from Sandy Hook Elementary School. As a community, youve inspired us, Newtown. Obama said at the vigil. In the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, youve looked out for each other, and youve cared for one another, and youve loved one another. This is how Newtown will be remembered. And with time, and Gods grace, that love will see you through.