Gun Rights Activists Protest State’s Gun Law

HARTFORD (AP) — Gun rights activists gathered outside the Connecticut State Capitol over the weekend and protested the one-year anniversary of the state’s wide-ranging gun control law.

The legislation was signed into law on April 4, 2013, in response to 12/14.

A pro-gun rights organization, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, organized the Saturday afternoon rally.

The legislation greatly expanded the state’s assault weapons ban and barred the possession and sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines, among other measures. CCDL President Scott Wilson said the group wanted to show it is determined to see the law overturned in federal court or repealed by the General Assembly.

Several political candidates, 2nd Amendment rights supporters and attorneys were expected to speak at the event.


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