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Newtown Families Head To Hartford To Press For Gun Reform

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - Families from Newtown are in Hartford today delivering letters to lawmakers asking for a vote on legislation to make the state safer from gun violence.

Po Murray of the Newtown Action Alliance said their main goal is that lawmakers move to pass a strong safety package.

She said the group expected new laws would have been voted on and passed by now.

“I am concerned that it’s taken them a very long time to come up with these proposals as well as the fact that they are trying to come up with a bi-partisan compromise and we don’t want to see a watered down proposal,” she told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Murray said the group wants to see the strongest possible laws.

She said they back Gov. Dan Malloy’s proposals, which include universal background checks and an assault weapon ban.

She said critical will be limiting magazine capacity to ten rounds of ammunition and they don’t want the higher capacity magazines to be grandfathered in by any legislation.

All of this comes in the wake of the December 14 massacre, when Adam Lanza murdered 20 students and six staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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