Thousands are expected to march in Hartford today to demand safer gun laws.
The march is organized by March for Change, a grassroots effort started by two Fairfield mothers, Nancy Lefkowitz and Meg Stauton, after the Newtown school shootings.
Marchers will descend on the state Capitol at 11 a.m. today. Several celebrity speakers as well as some parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting are expected to address the crowd.
March for Change is demanding safer gun laws. The group supports Connecticut Against Gun Violence's proposal to reform state gun laws, which includes 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.