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CT leaders bring fight for gun control back home

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CT delegation brought the fight for gun control back home on Friday. (WFSB) CT delegation brought the fight for gun control back home on Friday. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut’s congressional delegation brought the fight for gun control back to the state.

Last week, senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal led a 15-hour filibuster in the U.S. Senate.

This past week, the House Democrats held a day-long sit-in.

Each of those actions demanded votes to expand background checks and prohibit terrorists from buying guns.

On Friday, legislators had an emotional meeting in Hartford to discuss where the fight goes from here.

"We won't get to the finish line this week, but we are at a turning point," Murphy said at Friday's press conference.

Senator Richard Blumenthal said the country is fed up with a lack of action on gun reform.

"What we have seen over these last two weeks is that America has reached a boiling point," said Blumenthal.

Congresswoman Laura Delauro also underscored citizen's frustrations.

"The American public today believes we do not listen to them--and we decided to say we are listening," said Delauro.

Po Murray of the Newtown Action Alliance said this is an issue that concerns all Americans.

"More and more ordinary citizens like myself are getting involved in the movement because they know anytime anywhere we can get gunned down. This is not the type of America we want to live in," said Murray. 

The delegation has not decided whether they will continue their sit in when they return after the July fourth holiday.

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