Newtown Advocates' Annual Ride Scheduled to Make Stop in DE
By The Associated Press/Kelli Steel

Updated Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:42pm

Advocates of tougher gun control measures will today (Monday) make a pit stop in Delaware during their third annual bike ride from Newtown, Connecticut to Washington.

The 26 cyclists, representing the 26 children and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School by a lone gunman armed with a military-style assault rifle, are drawing attention to their campaign for measures including requiring all gun sales to be subject to a background check and a ban on high-capacity magazines; this is the riders first stop in Delaware to support the work of the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence.

The cyclists started their 400-mile ride Saturday; it will end Tuesday at the steps of the Capitol in Washington.

Attorney General Matt Denn, Delaware House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon will speak to the cyclists when they arrive at the Police Athletic League in Hockessin at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday).

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