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March for Change: 'When You Put A Child On A Bus, They Have The Right To Come Home'

As hundreds rallied in Hartford for tougher gun laws, Patch was on hand to find out what brought people to the March for Change on Thursday.

On the two-month anniversary of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults, hundreds gathered on the steps of the state Capitol in Hartford Thursday to advocate for changes to Connecticut’s gun laws.

The event, known as the March for Change, was organized by CT Against Gun Violence and included remarks by politicians, musicians, faith leaders and gun violence survivors and family members of others whose lives were cut short by gun violence, including several from the Sandy Hook shootings.

People came from all over Connecticut to be heard and express their views on the controversial subject of gun control, but Patch wanted to know the answer to one simple question:

What brought you here today? 

 

Lori Chadwick February 15, 2013 at 04:38 PM
After attending yesterday I called my rep and state senator asking why they were not in attendance. Before attending the rally I stopped by their offices to deliver letters requesting their attention to the needs for sensible reform. CT may be ahead of many states but there is a very long way to go and I'm not convienced that our government leaders are not willing to do the heavy lifting. My rep did call me back but I must say again, I don't feel like they will do the heavy lifting. It is up to you and me. Please, write a letter, make a phone call and if you are a member of the NRA please let them know you want responsible change. There are plenty of ways both sides can have the rights they seek.

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