The gun control organization Connecticut Against Gun Violence says it is creating a super PAC to raise money to help state politicians in this year's election who may be targeted for supporting last year's gun control legislation.
CAGV Executive Director Ron Pinciaro said Thursday that many lawmakers -- both Democrats and Republicans -- "have been severely attacked" for supporting the bill, sparked by the Newtown school massacre.
CAGV and a coalition of gun violence prevention groups are also planning other activities, including a billboard campaign.
The effort comes as the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a pro-gun rights organization, plans to hold a rally on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the bill's signing. CCDL still hopes to see the law overturned in federal court or repealed by state lawmakers.