Sep 17, 2013
04:42 AMConnecticut Today
Activists From Newtown Head to Washington, Again, For Gun Control After Navy Yard Shooting
According to an Associated Press story published online by the New Haven Register, activists from Newtown, where 26 people were fatally shot last December, "are headed to Washington to again lobby for gun control, a day after 12 people were killed in a shooting rampage in the capital."
About 50 members of the Newtown Action Alliance left for Washington on Tuesday. Their first stop is to be a hearing by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, the Associated Press story said.
David Ackert, the group’s founder, told the Hearst Connecticut Media Group that the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday bring back “terrible feelings," according to the AP story.