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Connecticut Cyclists Pedal to D.C. in Support of Gun Law Changes

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Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. The town marked a month anniversay since the massacre of 26 children and adults at the school, the second-worst such shooting in U.S. history.  (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. The town marked a month anniversay since the massacre of 26 children and adults at the school, the second-worst such shooting in U.S. history. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — They are biking from Newtown to Washington to send a message.

Twenty-six cyclists are riding more than 400 miles in support of what they describe as common-sense solutions to prevent gun violence. There is one rider for each victim of December’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which 20 children and six educators were gunned down.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut calls the ride a “rolling rally” against special interests, particularly the National Rifle Association.

The riders are expected to arrive at Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Blumenthal says the Judiciary Committee is expected to meet next week to evaluate changes to gun laws.

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