Sandy Hook cyclists make stop in Morristown during 400-mile trek to Washington
MORRISTOWN - A group of 26 cyclists representing the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., arrived at Morristown Town Hall Sunday morning as part of a “rolling rally” for gun control.
“Team 26” began its four-day, 400-mile journey from Sandy Hook to Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
Among those rallying for the riders and for gun control was Maura Schwartz, of Deptford. Her mother, Mary Sherlach, was the school psychologist killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Dec. 2012.
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"To see real true spirit and to see there is more good than bad, that has meant everything," Schwartz told News 12.
Organizers are hoping to send a message to lawmakers on state and federal levels by asking for “common sense” measures to prevent future shootings, such as universal background checks.
The greeting in Morristown marked the only time the riders will stop in New Jersey during their trek to Washington, D.C.