Sue Frankewicz showed up at the March for Change rally Thursday in Hartford with her antidote for tighter gun control: Love.
A Unitarian Universalist from Hamden, Frankewicz came to the rally, with a sign that read. "Love is letting go of Fear"
"My feeling is the people who fear gun control, who fear the government is going to take away their guns and ammo, need to trust and love," said Frankewicz.
Thousands descended on the state Capitol Thursday morning for a rally organized by March for Change, a grass roots efforts started by two Fairfield mothers, Nancy Lefkowitz and Meg Staunton, shortly after the Newtown shootings. The event marked the two-month anniversary of the deadly shootings inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, which claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators.
Dozens in the crowd held up home made signs calling for gun law reform. Some held signs responding to the recent comment by a National Rifle Association lobbyist who said that effect of the Newtown shooting would eventually boil over.
Gov. Dannel Malloy, one of several politicians who spoke at the rally, drew cheers when he shouted to the crowd that "the effect of Newtown will never be forgotten." He said the state cannot let what happened in Newtown ever be forgotten."
State lawmakers are considering several bills that would reform state gun laws. They include a ban on all weapons that have military-style features, a ban on large capacity ammunition magazines of more than seven rounds, requiring permits and universal background checks on all sales and transfers of guns, and an annual renewal of handgun registrations.