In the days following the Orlando massacre, Connecticut politicians have once again been in the forefront of the fight to force Congress to address gun legislation.
Chris Murphy led a 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. Colleague Richard Blumenthal joined in. And Congressman Jim Himes earned national notice by walking out of the House of Representatives’ moment of silence, demanding real action rather than empty gestures.
Many Westporters were moved by our legislators’ stances.
Melissa Kane was moved to act.
The chair of the Democratic Town Committee sent out an email this weekend. In it, she called the three men’s actions “a wonderful lesson for my children.”
To show her appreciation, she invited anyone and everyone — especially kids — to gather for a group photo today at Compo Beach.
The shot below — taken by Pamela Einarsen — will be sent to Senators Murphy and Blumenthal, and Congressman Himes. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.
Though they’d no doubt appreciate actual legislation more.
PS: After the shoot, some latecomers arrived. They posed with a few stragglers, for a 2nd image: