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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The mother of the youngest victim of the Tucson mass shooting in 2011 says gun control legislation is needed now in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

Roxanna Green told MSNBC that President Barack Obama and Congress ``have to come up with a gun violence protection plan immediately.''

She says ``today is the time. Right now. We can't wait another minute. So many people are losing their lives.''

Nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green was among six people killed on Jan. 8, 2011, when a gunman opened fire outside a Tucson supermarket where then-Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was holding an event.

Thirteen others were injured including Giffords.

Roxanna Green says people ``have to be able to be safe'' whether it's at a school, movie theater or grocery store.

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