Blumenthal, Esty Welcome Team 26 At End Of Anti-Gun Violence Bike Ride

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Rep. Elizabeth Esty was at Capitol Hill to welcome "Team 26."
Rep. Elizabeth Esty was at Capitol Hill to welcome "Team 26." Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumethanl (D-Conn.) welcomed "Team 26" to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., after the group's 400-mile bike ride from Newtown to help raise awareness for gun violence. 

“Team 26, who rode almost 400 miles from Newtown to Washington, D.C., inspires me and inspires this country,” Esty said in a statement. “They are vivid examples of the extraordinary response to the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School — responding to indescribable horror not with despair or anger but with peace, hope, and love."

The "Team 26" name honors the memory of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012. 

U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Joe Courtney and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, all Connecticut Democrats, also greeted the riders.

The team also made stops in Greenwich and Ridgefield on its way to Capitol Hill. 

“There have been meaningful changes in America since that terrible day over a year ago. States like our state of Connecticut, have answered the call," Esty said in a statement. "People across the country have come together to call for reforms to prevent gun violence and respect the 2nd Amendment rights of responsible gun owners."

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Vote em out the gun grabbers are telling lies again. What a KODAK moment . The laughing stock of the electoral process. This photo makes me physically nauseous. It seems to me the rest of the country overwhelmingly think you are wrong and are ignoring the 26 + 5 BUFFOONS. Hay guys no one is listening !!! And the rest of this country clearly thinks you are out of line destroying our constitutional rights. Do some research and stop making CT look SILLY

Write those names down, contribute to their opponents, and vote them out of office the first chance you get.

So here we are. The Constitution state has two senators who were elected to uphold the Constitution and yet both are hell-bent to destroy the 2nd Amendment. Shame on both of them, the governor, and any other elected official who voted for more senseless anti gun laws. There are many single issue 2A advocates, voters in both parties to turn you out.