Real Story: The Newtown Action Alliance

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Monte Frank, of the Newtown Action Alliance, talks about the group’s efforts to push for stronger gun control legislation.

Frank said the support the bikers felt along the way was proof that the country wants gun controls. He first conceived of the ride during an insomniac night after the shootings. “We weren’t sleeping. Most people in Newtown spent their time crying or bumping into things.”

Members from the group traveled by bicycle from Newtown to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers and push for a vote on federal gun control. Weeks later, the U.S. Senate voted down a measure to expand background checks on the purchase of firearms.

 

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