Obama to visit Connecticut, push gun violence agenda

Gearing up for a big push for national gun-control legislation, President Barack Obama will visit Connecticut Monday, the White House confirmed.

“President Obama will travel to the University of Hartford where he will continue asking the American people to join him in calling on Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence,” a spokesman said.

“Additional details on the President’s event at the University of Hartford will be forthcoming.”

Monday’s visit will be Obama’s second since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. He is likely to be joined by families of the slain Newtown children whom he visited immediately after the horrific event.

Congress is expected to take up the gun violence vote when it returns to session next week.