Passions ran high as U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty hosted a gun violence prevention meeting in Waterbury.
Esty talked about protecting the rights of responsible gun owners while reducing gun violence.
Some at the meeting said they felt like they were being punished for standing up for their Second Amendment rights.
"I just think it's a shame that law-abiding citizens are going to be penalized by excessive regulations because of this tragedy that happened," said one unidentified person at the meeting. "They should go after the people breaking the laws, not honest people."
Esty serves as one of the 12 vice chairs of the Congressional Gun Violence Task Force.
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