First, Connecticut's Sen. Chris Murphy led a 15-hour filibuster last week with the help of fellow Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal and more than three dozen other senators. Then, Wednesday into Thursday Connecticut's congressmen spearheaded a sit-in in the House.
Both groups called on Congress to do what it was elected to do: represent their districts. However, five gun control measures have failed in the Senate in the past week, and a vote wasn't even called in the House despite the representatives efforts.
They say 90 to 95 percent of Americans support "No Fly, No Buy," meaning suspected terrorists on the no-fly list would not be allowed to buy a gun.
Although the majority in Congress is still resistant to tighter gun laws, there appears to be a political shift happening.
"I think we're going to mark this week as when the tide turned," Rep. Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat, said.
"More Republicans in the Senate broke with the gun lobby this week than in the modern history of the anti-gun violence movement," Murphy said.
When asked if another sit-in is planned, Connecticut's congressmen would not rule it out.