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

As thousands 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, thousands 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? 

James Turzer February 15, 2013 at 04:20 PM
In the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's, Newtown was famous for it's very large mental institution, which served more than four thousand mental patients. Today, there is no mention of this very important aspect of Newtown's heritage. Mental hospitals throughout the land were shut down because of public opinion, influenced by the action of misguided and uninformed, left-leaning do-gooders, who believed that mental hospitals caused mental illness. Today, this same ignorant mindset believes that tools designed for self defense (guns) cause the destruction of innocent life. The remedy? Throw out the bill of rights!


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