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Obama speaks for gun control legislation in West Hartford

President Obama speaks in West Hartford Monday.

President Obama speaks in West Hartford Monday. (Hugh McQuaid photo/CT News Junkie)

WEST HARTFORD, April 8 — President Obama gave a 28-minute speech to thousands at the University of Hartford on Monday urging legislators in Congress to pass stricter gun control legislation.

“This is not about politics. This is about doing the right thing for all the families that are here that have been torn about by gun violence,” Obama said. He said Connecticut was able to pass bipartisan legislation because they listened to one another. He hopes that Congress can do the same.

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Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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