Gun rights activists to protest Conn.’s gun law

A gun rights advocate holds a sign suggesting the ouster of the Conn. Gov. Malloy outside the legislative office building at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Hundreds of gun rights advocates are gathering at the statehouse in Hartford ahead of a vote in the General Assembly on proposed gun-control legislation. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun rights activists are expected to gather on the lawn of the Connecticut state Capitol and protest the one-year anniversary of the state’s wide-ranging gun control law.

The legislation was signed into law on April 4, 2013, in response to the Newtown school shooting.

A pro-gun rights organization, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, is organizing the rally on Saturday, from noon to 2 p.m.

The legislation greatly expanded the state’s assault weapons ban and barred the possession and sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines, among other measures. CCDL President Scott Wilson said the group intends to show it’s determined to see the law overturned in federal court or repealed by the General Assembly.

Several political candidates, 2nd Amendment rights supporters and attorneys are expected to speak at the event.

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