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Fairfield County Moms Rally In Hartford To Demand Gun Control Action

Thousands of people gather on the steps of the State Capitol in Hartford on Thursday to advocate for stricter gun control laws.
Thousands of people gather on the steps of the State Capitol in Hartford on Thursday to advocate for stricter gun control laws. Photo Credit: Jes Siart

HARTFORD, Conn. – Members of One Million Moms For Gun Control, along with many other residents, advocates and gun violence survivors, gathered on the steps of the State Capitol in Hartford on Thursday to demand stricter gun laws. Speakers called on the thousands of participants to reach out to their lawmakers and demand change.

"The message is pretty clear,” said Kara Nelson Baekey, a Norwalk mother of two, who launched the Fairfield County chapter of One Million Moms For Gun Control. “We need to get people organized when it comes to contacting their lawmakers. We need to be the flea that’s biting the big dog.”

Thousands of people held signs, wore pins and green clothing in remembrance of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting , as a string of speakers presented a united message calling for “common sense gun laws” and an end to gun violence. Participants arrived at the Capitol in more than a dozen school and coach buses from across the state and New England.