Congress urged to act on federal gun reform

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Now that Connecticut has passed some of the toughest gun laws in the country, some Sandy Hook families are calling on Congress today to act on federal gun law reform.

The families will be joined by some of Connecticut's congressional delegation and other gun control advocates later this morning in Hartford.

The news conference is scheduled for 11:30 in front of Hartford City Hall. Among those expected to attend are:

Sen. Richard Blumenthal
Sen. Chris Murphy
Rep. Elizabeth Esty
Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra
Newtown Action Alliance
Sandy Hook Promise
Connecticut Against Gun Violence
Mothers United Against Violence

The law, signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy Thursday, immediately addeds more than 100 guns to the state's assault weapons ban, and bans the sale of ammunition magazines which hold more than ten bullets.

News 8 will stream the event on

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Connecticut has 169 cities and towns, which serve as the fundamental local political subdivision of the state. Connecticut is the 5th of the original thirteen United States.
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Governor: Dan Malloy
Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman
Attorney General: George Jepsen
State Treasurer: Denise L. Nappier

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