Parents Of Children Killed In Newtown Lobby For Gun Control In Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS) — The parents of three children killed at Sandy Hook School in Newton, Connecticut, stood with Governor Quinn today at the Thompson Center – in support of new legislation to ban the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois.

It was just over five months ago when their faces were on national TV and in the papers as they buried their children.

“When meeting us for the first time, many people say, ‘I can’t imagine what you’re going through.’ Unfortunately that’s true.”

Nicole Hockley is the mother of 6-year-old Dylan, who died in the Sandy Hook shooting.

“Many other people say there are no words. That’s also true. There are no words.

“But there are actions. The senate must pass Senate Bill 1002 and limit high capacity magazines in Illinois. This is a common sense solution, and it does not infringe on anyone’s Second Amendment rights.”

Nicole Hockley says if the killer at Sandy Hook had had to reload, more people might have escaped.

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