JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gun control advocates rallied in Jersey City Saturday, speaking out in the wake of the massacre last month in Newtown, Conn.
The group One Million Moms for Gun Control led the rally in Lincoln Park in Jersey City. The group formed the same day as the massacre, in which gunman Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children ages 6 or 7, and six staff members, before turning the gun on himself.
The group is calling on Congress to take New York’s lead and enact tough gun-control legislation.
A few hundred braved the cold to attend the march and rally, and turn up the heat on lawmakers in Washington.
“If concerned parents and citizens stand together we can make a very strong statement that we’re, we’re aware, and we’re voting, and we’re paying attention,” said Nancy Bangiola of Morristown.