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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 here today? 

JK124 February 14, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Good for those folks getting their voices heard. However, the Courant's overestimating the number who attended by a huge margin. Five thousand? No way. Sure didn't seem to be anywhere near that many from what I saw. Thanks, Patch, for keeping things more accurate.
Amy Shapiro February 15, 2013 at 01:14 AM
There were 5500 people there and I was actually there...NOT a few hundred.
Palin Smith February 15, 2013 at 01:44 AM
"hundreds gathered on the steps of the state Capitol in Hartford" I know crowds. I'd say it was closer to 1000. But there were three events scheduled for the Capitol today. http://youtu.be/aOeoXbrFYKQ
Jon Crickmore February 15, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Where was patch during the pro gun rally ?

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