VIDEO: Hundreds ‘March for Change’ to Connecticut’s Gun Laws at Capitol

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 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? 

Anne Tortora February 14, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Over 5,000 people were at this event at the Capitol in Hartford, with the number being reported by Capitol police. We heard a number of speakers, including the people who were most impacted by events of gun violence: family representatives of two young men lost to street gun violence, the sister of one of the teachers slain in the Sandy Hook shootings, as well as the mother of one of the 1st graders killed that day. I was honored to be among those attending today, and chose to be there because I truly believe that we can achieve sensible legislation that will honor the true spirit of the 2nd Amendment while keeping our children and communities safer.
Susan Beehler February 14, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Thank you! Anne for attending. I believe we can achieve common sense legislation too!
BTD CEO February 15, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Should read hundreds march for civil war. Just wondering, what are ya'll going to call your new country, cant be the USA. That name is taken by freedom loving people, not serfs of the DemocRat party.


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