HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra are throwing support behind a national effort to end gun violence.

They all spoke on the steps of Hartford City Hall on Thursday as part of The National Day to Demand Action, organized by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition.

They reacted to this morning’s disclosure by police of search warrants in the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

The Democratic governor said the release “shows we should move forward.”
Organizers say similar events are being held at more than 100 locations across the country. Petition drives and calls to congressional district offices, demanding support for gun laws are also planned.
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