Morristown welcomes CT cyclists as they take stand against gun violence

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MORRISTOWN -

A team of cyclists from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, are crusading to the nation’s capital to take a stand against gun violence.

A welcome rally was held Saturday at the Morristown Town Hall as the cyclists arrived in the Garden State.

Team 26 is a team of cyclists honoring the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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The cyclists are en route to Washington, D.C. for the sixth year in a row. They travel 400 miles over the course of four days from Newtown to Washington with the goal of drawing attention to the need for Congress to pass sensible gun laws.

Mayor Timothy Dougherty says the city is honored and humbled to host the group.

The cycling event precedes the National Rifle Association Convention in Dallas this week.

Team 26 will continue their crusade to D.C. Sunday morning.

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