VIDEO: Thousands ‘March for Change’ to Connecticut’s Gun Laws

As Thousands rallied at the state Capitol 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 26 people, 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? 

Nancy February 15, 2013 at 09:43 PM
I attended the rally with a busload of 45 other people. Nay-sayers said only about 200 people would show up but there were over 5500! Speakers had a great many sensible and moving things to say. Now it is up to us to keep the pressure on lawmakers to pass sensible gun laws that reflect what the sensible majority--no longer the silent majority--wants, not stay with laws that only about 15-20%of the NRA members even agree with anymore.


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