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? 

Shocked in WILTON February 15, 2013 at 09:06 AM
No of course I didnt. I was approached by Ron Pinciaro who is a organized propagandist who is working in concert with Biden and the Joyce Foundation to condition people to thinking in the manner that they are. I feel bad for people whose lives areso empty, that they have become empty vessels for this man's evil half truths and espousings.
Shocked in WILTON February 15, 2013 at 09:08 AM
It has also come to my attention that some local papers, are working inconcert with this misguided ideology, and are even refusing to retract misquoted comments by Senators. Please dont fall for the well timed, intettional propaganda.
Steven Rosenbaum February 15, 2013 at 12:13 PM
"Thousands" march at the Capitol for gun laws, while inside "hundreds" create a flash mob to raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Where do working people get the time to participate in such events? Could it possibly be Connecticut's (or the nation's) chronically high unemployment rate, non-existent economic growth or the bleak outlook for the future?
Connecticut15 May 03, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Great point Steven! While 'thousands' marched for gun rights, too. It has taken almost 30 minutes for local police to answer a call to an alarm. Connecticut has a parole board who mistakenly released the Cheshire home invasion murderers. Connecticut loosens their laws for criminals and their detentions. We have yet to see Adam Lanza's toxicology report and Conn has not shared any information about whether the school and community had been requested to help the family and if any action had occurred. In our community if people raise concerns about risky behaviors, they are told by the schools and social services that addressing them would be 'judgmental of the parents'; yet, school personnel many times ignore Federal and state laws to humiliate students and put them at risk. It feels as if they want their cake and eat it too.
Connecticut15 May 03, 2013 at 08:11 PM
One of my points needs clarification: many school personnel have ignored Federal laws and in so doing have publicly and privately humiliated students, inappropriately so. Any question as to why students may withdraw or be angry or hurt. We have been told that no matter how many hours of professional development is provided to some teachers, these teachers believe they can do whatever they want. When brought to the attention of the administration, nothing is done and many times the actions are repeated. This is not in the best interests of our students, our families, our schools or our communities.


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