Representatives To Discuss Gun Violence
State Representatives DOUGLAS MCCRORY (D-Hartford) and BRANDON MCGEE (D-Hartford, Windsor) announced at a press conference this morning that they will be holding town hall meetings to hear what Connecticut residents think about gun violence and how gun violence has affected certain Connecticut communities.
"Gun violence in our cities has been a major problem for many years, and I think that we are finally at a point where it is part of the larger public discussion," Rep. McCrory said. "We need to capitalize on this and try to pass some common sense legislation that will at least begin to curb gun violence."
The legislature's bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention, Mental Health and School Safety is slated to announce its findings in the coming weeks and the legislature will then begin their larger debate. Reps. McCrory and McGee want to hear from residents who might have ideas on gun violence prevention and how it has worked in their communities, and will use what they hear to find and propose solutions.
"I am committed to providing a platform for community involvement that encourages and enables real-time feedback on issues that continue to plague our neighborhoods," Rep. McGee said. "I look forward to hearing the community's ideas and solutions."
The first scheduled town hall meeting, "Looking for Solutions - A Community Conversation About Gun Violence", will be held on Wednesday, February 27th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the First Congregational Church - 2030 Main Street - Hartford, CT 06120.