Gun rights advocates gathered for a rally at the State Capitol in Hartford on Saturday.
Hundreds of people showed up for the event organized by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League.
Organizers said the rally was to show lawmakers that there is support for the Second Amendment in Connecticut.
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"We have watched as law-abiding individuals have become vilified simply because they wish to have the means for self-protection. This is why we are rallying," CCDL President Scott Wilson said in a release. "Those who support our rights will not simply sit back and let those very rights be trampled on."
The rally was scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.