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Sunday, January 20, 2013

‘Gun Appreciation Day’ Comes to the State Capitol

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By Michael Gambina

www.ctmirror.org

Hundreds rallied today outside the State Capitol on “Gun Appreciation Day,” protesting the prospect of new gun-control legislation in Washington and Hartford in response the shooting deaths of 26 children and educators in Newtown.

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Some signs at today’s Hartford rally. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ctmirror.org photo

“Write your legislators, email them, call them, put the pressure on them,” Robert Crook, a lobbyist for gun owners as director of the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, told the crowd. “Show up at the public hearings. Do the job, and we’ll win.”

A bipartisan legislative task force is holding public hearings beginning Friday.

“This is a warning shot,” was the message on one sign held aloft Saturday. Another said, “Assault is a behavior, not a device.”

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Posted 01/20/13 at 02:34 AM

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