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Alexander Jonathan (AJ) Boik (credit: The Hoover/Boik family)

Alexander Jonathan (AJ) Boik (credit: The Hoover/Boik family)

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WASHINGTON, DC (CBS4)- Some family members who lost loved ones in the Aurora theater shooting are looking for changes in the gun laws at both a state and federal level.

AJ Boik was shot and killed July 20, 2012 in the Century 16 Theater in Aurora during a midnight showing of “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.” A total of 12 people were killed and 58 others hurt.

Suspected gunman James Holmes has been charged with more than 160 counts of murder and attempted murder.

Boik’s mother and uncle attended Tuesday’s State of the Union address and listened carefully to President Obama’s message on gun control.

“What we have set for goals are universal background checks, high-capacity magazines in weapons of war. We’d like to see the system that’s currently broken fixed,” said AJ Boik’s uncle Dave Hoover.

Boik’s family said it was inspiring to sit inside the Capitol during the speech. They’re hopeful Congress will take action.

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