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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 to Hartford? 

Paul Improta February 15, 2013 at 04:30 PM
What, not a single American Flag present? Kind of reminds me of Obama, who refused to put has hand over his heart during the "Pledge", and who eschews a flag lapel pin.
Bob B February 15, 2013 at 08:24 PM
I'm confused. I just Googled images of President Obama - and he is wearing an American flag lapel pin in almost every picture. Is it some other flag pin that he is eschewing? If you mean the Tea Party's "Don't Tread on Me" flag - I believe he does eschew that.
Mary Ann Kulla February 15, 2013 at 09:09 PM
I attended and it was a heart moving day to hear parents speak who had lost a child or teen because of a shooting. On average, 86 people die every day from gun violence - more than 1000 people every 12 days. As a state and a nation we need to do better.
Michael Duff February 16, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Every year in the United States 2.5 million people avoid harm being done to them by assault, robbery, rape or murder because they have a gun or use a gun. To pass laws which would impact only honest people in order to protect them seems foolish. The single biggest problem is that bad people intent on hurting others do not care about law or even getting apprehended.

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