On Friday at 1 p.m., U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal will hold a roundtable discussion in Hartford’s North End on reducing gun violence in America.
Joining them will be state and local elected officials, local law enforcement representatives and faith and community leaders to help begin what they are calling "a larger conversation on possible federal responses to the tragic gun violence from Newtown to cities and towns across Connecticut and the country."
The session will be at Parker Memorial Community Center, 2621 Main Street, Hartford.
Middletown Mayor Dan Drew is among a bipartisan coalition of more than 750 mayors nationwide, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, who in December signed a letter to the president asking for a comprehensive gun violence prevention package.
“I believe wholeheartedly we need to control firearms in this country,” Drew told Middletown Patch. “Thirty-four people per day are killed by firearms. Our country is saturated with semiautomatic weapons. Every three to six months, some kind of mass shooting tragedy takes place in this country. “
Where do you think this conversation should begin, and what should it entail in order to reduce gun violence in Connecticut and around the nation? Add your thoughts in the comments.
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