NEWTOWN, Conn. (WWLP) - Friday marks sixth months since the deadly school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Families of the victims plan to visit Capitol Hill this week to renew their push for gun legislation.
There's been almost no movement on gun legislation since a compromise to expand background checks failed in the Senate earlier this year.
One local woman told 22News lawmakers need to focus on keeping guns out of criminal's hands.
"People that have guns illegally are the ones that have the problem. It's not the people that are responsible with guns. Look at the crimes and the things that are happening it's the people that haven't business having a gun," Mary Ferrintino said.
The organizers say that the families will push for background check legislation, but will also highlight mental health issues, an area where lawmakers in both parties say there is room for compromise.