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Hundreds Turn Out to See President at Univ. of Hartford

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WGGB/AP) — The 350 acre campus of the University of Hartford was abuzz with a visit from President Barack Obama Monday afternoon.

The President came to the campus Monday afternoon to bring his case for gun legislation to the home state of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Just last week, Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy signed a law with widespread restrictions on firearms. The Senate could take up national legislation this week.

Hundreds of students, along with members of faculty and staff of the University, got in line early for their opportunity to see the President speak.

Some people, who even had tickets, were not allowed in after the fire marshal determined that the building was at capacity.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

(The stage and podium have been set-up for the President's visit)

(The stage and podium have been set-up for the President’s visit)

(Hundreds of students, faculty, and guests wait in line to enter the venue)

(Hundreds of students, faculty, and guests wait in line to enter the venue)

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