Updated: Friday, 11 Jan 2013, 6:46 PM EST
Published : Friday, 11 Jan 2013, 5:34 PM EST
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) -- It was less than a week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook that some state lawmakers proposed changes in the state's gun laws but two young moms in Fairfield decided they wanted to advocate for change, starting on that very day.
"It's been 28 days since an assault weapon was used to take 26 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown," said Nancy Lefkowitz of Fairfield.
These two moms working on their laptops at a kitchen table in Fairfield make up the command center for organizing what's expected to be a huge Valentine's Day rally for gun control at the State Capitol.
Just four weeks to the day since the tragedy at Sandy Hook. It was on that day the two women who met because their kids go to the same school decided they had to do something.
"We said, let's just get together around my kitchen table, let's get some friends together and figure out what are we going to do about this. How are we going to participate in this conversation and really make change," said Lefkowitz.
"It was originally going to be a couple of us around the table and we thought, let's post it to Facebook and see what happens and that's when the meeting just took off," said Meg Staunton of Fairfield.
"We started as two moms and three days later the group had mushroomed into 250," said Lefkowitz.
Now Lefkowitz and Staunton are spending most of their time answering e-mails and tending to a website dedicated to the cause.
"We are not trying to take anyone's right to own arms. Our biggest issue is these high capacity ammunition magazines. We'd like to see a ban on those," said Staunton.
"We aren't politicians. We are motivated, energized, passionate members of our community who have decided that this is enough, it's the tipping point. We have reached the tipping point," said Lefkowitz.
It was magazines that held thirty cartridges each that were used by the Sandy Hook shooter. Chances are very good a proposed ban will be up for legislative committee vote in February.
Lefkowitz and Staunton say their data base is now over a thousand and growing by the hour.
For more information, visit www.marchforchange.org