‘‘We did our job. We did it together,’’ said House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr. ‘‘We did the best we could and I think we did a good thing.’’
Among the gun control advocates who turned out to witness the vote were Dan and Lauren Garrett, of Hamden, wearing green shirts in honor of the Sandy Hook victims. The Garretts traveled to Hartford with their 10-month-old son, Robert, to watch the bill’s passage. They said they hope lawmakers will build on the proposal.
‘‘It’s just the beginning of this bill. In six months from now, it’s going to get stronger and stronger,’’ Dan Garrett said. ‘‘I think they’re watching us all over the country.’’
Associated Press writers Stephen Kalin and Michael Melia in Hartford and John Christoffersen in New Haven contributed to this report.