WESTON, Conn. – About 200 Weston residents will take part in a Valentine’s Day rally at the State Capitol as part of March for Change, a bipartisan grassroots initiative formed to advocate for safer gun laws in Connecticut.
They will begin boarding buses at 8 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Norfield Road.
“What happened in Newtown two months ago was a defining moment for many of us,” said Dawn Egan, one of Weston’s planning committee members for March for Change. “It is not enough to feel bad anymore – it is time to take action. As a first step, we should have common-sense laws in our state that keep assault weapons out of the wrong hands.”
The March for Change rally is affiliated with CT Against Gun Violence, a nonprofit working for anti-gun violence legislation, which includes a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, strengthening the state’s assault weapons ban and universal background checks on all sales and transfers.
The rally will take place on the north steps of the Capitol overlooking Bushnell Park in Hartford from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.