Hundreds Expected at Conn. Gun Control Rally

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013  |  Updated 6:28 AM EDT
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Hundreds of people are expected to rally at the Connecticut state Capitol, voicing their support for gun control measures in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown.

 
A grassroots group called March for Change is organizing the 11 a.m. event on the north steps on Thursday. Organizers have said they hope at least 2,000 people will turn out.
 
Buses have been booked to bring rally-goers to Hartford from around the state.
 
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, both Democratic and Republican legislative leaders and victims' family members are expected to be on hand.
 
March for Change was started by two Fairfield County-area mothers. The group says it supports "safer, rational, commonsense legislative changes" to state gun laws.
 
The Dec. 14 shooting left 20 first graders and six educators dead.
 

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