As the Senate prepares to vote on a gun control measure, relatives of victims of the Connecticut school shooting have been in the nation's capitol making a personal plea.
Jillian Soto is one of those relatives. Her sister, Victoria, was one of the six educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
“I learned everything I know from her and I refuse to sit back and let her have died for no reason,” she told WNYC’s Soterios Johnson. “I will honor her by fighting for change and demanding that something be done for her.”
The families have been calling for the passage of an assault weapons ban, universal background checks and limits to high capacity magazine clips.
Critics of the bill say it infringes on the 2nd Amendment and burdens law-abiding gun owners.
Listen to WNYC’s Soterios Johnson’s full interview with Jillian Soto above.