Team 26 cyclists trek to DC, call for stricter gun laws

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. -

A team of cyclists from Sandy Hook is spending the weekend traveling state to state to take a stand against gun violence.

The cyclists made a pit stop Saturday in Morristown, New Jersey, en route to the nation’s capital.

The riders from “Team 26” will be rallying at Morristown Town Hall for stricter gun control laws. The team honors the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The trip will last four days and cover 400 miles between Newtown and Washington, D.C. The group says their message to lawmakers is clear: “Ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and do not harm our teachers."

The event coincides with the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas this week.  On Friday, President Donald Trump vowed to defend NRA members' Second Amendment rights to bear arms.

The team is expected to depart New Jersey Sunday morning and continue their trek south.

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