Thousands of Connecticut residents marched to the state Capitol on Thursday to demand that lawmakers strengthen the state's gun laws in response to the school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and six educators.
The two women who organized the rally, Nancy Lefkowitz and Meg Staunton, have teamed up with Connecticut Against Gun Violence (CAGV) and embraced the group's agenda.
CAGV's agenda is the "the most ambitious" in the state's history, according to Ron Pinciaro, CAGV's executive director. It calls for a stronger assault weapons ban, universal background checks for all gun purchases, annual renewal of handgun permits, and increasing the liability for gun owners who fail to properly store their firearms.
It's an agenda supported by Veronique Pozner, whose son, Noah, was among those killed on Dec. 14.
Pozner said Dec. 14 was the tipping point.
"How could anyone think that my son's life or any of those whose lives were stolen that day were so disposable that it is acceptable to do nothing?" Pozner said.