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Gun Control Advocates Bicycling from Newtown to Washington

Cyclists plan to deliver petition to Congress

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    Gun Control Advocates Bicycling from Newtown to Washington
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    Gun control supporters are set to embark on their annual bike ride from Newtown, Connecticut to Washington, D.C., to honor the 20 children and six educators killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and call for tougher gun laws.

    A send-off ceremony is scheduled for Saturday in Newtown before the 26 riders start the four-day journey at 8 a.m.

    When they get to Washington, the cyclists plan to deliver a petition signed by about 38,000 people calling on Congress to make it more difficult to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.

    The cyclists will make several stops along the way to talk to people about gun violence in cities and towns in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.


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