BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)-- Despite pleas from family members from the tragedy at Sandy Hook, the Senate failed to pass an anti gun violence bill earlier this year.
Many Sandy Hook families traveled to Washington again last week.
Neil Heslin, who lost his six-year-old son in the tragedy at Sandy Hook, joined families of gun violence victims in Bridgeport.
"I never realized the problem we had in this country with gun violence...until after I lost Jesse," said Neil Heslin, Sandy Hook.
Neil and other members of the Newtown Action Alliance were in Washington last week when a shooter killed twelve at the Washington Navy Yard.
Neil and the others gathered Monday, were told because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the President are fully committed to the idea that a federal gun control bill with a mental health initiative will come before the Senate before the end of this session.
"I would be loath to raise expectations about any particular time period but I think that the forces are aligning," said Sen. Dick Blumenthal, (D) Connecticut.
"My hope is that we can get a bill on the floor by the end of the session but our lesson has to be that the anti gun violence movement has to be as strong as the NRA," said Sen. Chris Murphy,(D) Connecticut.
Members of the Sandy Hook Alliance strongly united by tragedy say they are in for the long haul and found many allies from around the country during their most recent Washington visit.
"I'm optimistic that over time we will achieve meaningful common sense, constitutional, gun safety measures," said Monty Frank, Newtown Action Alliance.
"Every time I go to an event or a press conference, it's a sad reminder of what happened, but I feel it's something that I need to do for Jesse at this point and push for changes," said Heslin.
The message from Neil and other members of the Newtown Action Alliance is simply this; 'we are not giving up.'
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have canceled an alert for a missing a 16-year-old Stamford girl they say ran away with her 1-year-old son.
When you hear the soothing tones of Bing Crosby you just know a Christmas tree is close by.
New Haven police are investigating the death of a man who was found with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Stamford police are looking for a 16-year-old girl and her one year old son.
A gun buyback program sponsored by Hartford police and area hospitals collected 181 guns, including seven assault weapons.
Police in Waterbury are looking for clues to solve a late-night homicide where a man was shot in the neck.
A two-alarm fire destroyed a church in Pomfret Saturday afternoon.
Connecticut U.S. senators are stepping up pressure on Metro-North Railroad to revamp safety systems after federal transportation regulators ordered the commuter train operator to take emergency measures in the wake of a derailment that …
A 23-year-old Uncasville man has been arrested on assault and drunken driving charges related to a Halloween crash in Ledyard, police said.
Registered dietitian Pat Baird joined us on Good Morning Connecticut Saturday to share some tips on healthy eating while out holiday shopping.