Updated: 04/01/2014 6:32 PM
Created: 04/01/2014 3:42 PM WNYT.com
By: Bill Lambdin
ALBANY - Olga Naumkin could barely speak.
She described the circumstances that lead to her son's 2010 death.
"His friend took out his father's loaded gun and started showing it to Nicholas and he pointed it at him and shot him in the head," Naumkin said at a Capitol rally.
Naumkin's 12 year old son Nicholas was shot dead during an overnight sleepover in Wilton.
More than three years later, she struggled against welling tears to make her points on a staircase at the State Capitol.
"Too many children are dying every single day because the guns are not stored properly," Naumkin said. "We have a right to protect our children. It is our biggest job as a human being. I wouldn't wish this pain and grief on anyone."
Legislators and gun control activists countered the larger rally forming in a different part of the Capitol complex.
They praised Governor Cuomo and the SAFE act, calling for further controls they call common sense.