WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) – Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal took to the Senate floor Thursday afternoon to mark the six-month anniversary of the Newtown shooting massacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.
Blumenthal said for half a year, the nation has watched Newtown.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2's 7/31 Saturday Morning Forecast
“It has seen a story of unparalleled and unprecedented courage and fortitude,” said the Democratic senator.
He added now that the world is watching, it is important for Congress to act on meaningful gun control legislation.
“We will bring this bill back, not only to honor the memories of the Newtown victims and keep faith with them, but also to make this country better and safer,” said Blumenthal. “We will not allow that vote to be the final one. It may be the first one, but it is not the final one.”