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

As hundreds rallied in 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.

An estimated 5,500 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? 

Denise Trevenen February 15, 2013 at 04:12 AM
The safety of my children
Markoni February 16, 2013 at 03:39 PM
This was truly a tragedy. I'll never forget the little white coffin at the funeral I attended with my wife who is a teacher. We have to do better protecting our schools. We have to do a better job keeping weapons out of the hands of crazy people. And we have to be able to defend ourselves and our families if necessary. Why are teachers rights to keep and bear arms infringed? Crazy killers seek out "gun free zones" like the batman movie theater shooter in Colorado.


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