Newtown Alliance visits D.C. to advocate for gun control legislation

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WASHINGTON–On Wednesday dozens of people from Newtown visited Washington to remember the 26 lives lost nearly two years ago in the Sandy Hook tragedy.

The group was specifically advocating for more stringent background checks, but supports an overall increase in gun control.

The press conference, which was held at the National Cathedral in D.C., started with two young girls reading off the names of those who were lost on Dec. 14, 2012. Lawmakers and families joined them and others touched by the tragedy on the stage.

Po Murray, the vice chair and co-founder of the Newtown Action Alliance, spoke as well. "Keeping our children and families safe from gun violence is not a political issue," Murray said. "Every year, over 30,000 Americans of all color, race, gender, age and political affiliation are killed by guns."

Some of the other statistics that Murray rattled off were that gun deaths have surpassed motor vehicle deaths in 14 states and D.C., and that there have been 95 school shootings since Dec. 14, 2012.

On Thursday, a national vigil will be held in the capital, and smaller ones will be held in dozens of towns in all 50 states. To find the one  closest to you, click here.

Here is the entire press conference from Wednesday:

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  • A Mad Lanza

    It disgusts me that these liars are still promoting the hoax that took place at Sandy Hook. It is pure evil, completely sick and utterly despicable how they continue to promote this lie. These people lobbying politicians in DC are the lowest of low. They are subhuman. They are psychopathic greedy liars of the worst kind. Let the truth come out that Sandy Hook was a psyop for gun control and no one died that day. Stop the cover-up. Demand Justice! Stop the attacks on our 2nd Amendment and demand justice for these criminals.