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Gun Rally Brings Thousands of Supporters to State Capitol

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A gun rally organized by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League took place Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the State Capitol where more than 3,000 gun rights supporters turned out. (Mark Sims/WTIC Photo)

A gun rally organized by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League took place Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the State Capitol where more than 3,000 gun rights supporters turned out. (Mark Sims/WTIC Photo)

HARTFORD (CBS Connecticut) _ An estimated crowd of more than 3,000 gun rights supporters rallied outside the State Capitol Saturday in opposition to gun control measures passed a year ago in response to the Sandy Hook School Tragedy.

Check out our Photo Gallery from the rally

Among those attending the rally was Bill Stevens, a Newtown father who says he’s heartbroken by what happened in his town, but added, “It wasn’t the AR-15 that killed 26 innocent people in my town, it was a mentally ill shooter who pulled the trigger and this law does nothing to address that.”

Rally-goers vowed to work for repeal of the gun law in the legislature or to have it overturned in court.

Among other things the legislation expanded the state’s assault weapons ban and barred the possession and sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines.

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