Gun violence prevention demanded by Connecticut lawmakers

- FILE - Senators Blumenthal and Murphy, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, and multiple Sandy Hook Elementary School parents mark the two-year anniversary of the shooting that took the lives of 26 students and educators on Dec. 14, 2012. (WTNH / Tom Parent)

WASHINGTON (WTNH) — Several Connecticut lawmakers took the initiative Thursday to demand more steps be taken in order to prevent gun violence in the United States.

This call is taking place four years after the Newtown shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal are taking part in the effort regarding gun violence prevention on Capitol Hill along with representatives Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty.

“Donald Trump has a legacy moment. He can seize this opportunity, a historic opportunity, do the right thing, and adopt these common sense measures,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal, “background checks for every purchase. A ban on terrorists buying guns.”

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