Mayor Joe Ganim is creating a task force following a spate of gun violence, according to News 12.
He says in addition to calling for common-sense gun laws, the initiative will educate young people.
“The scourge of gun violence–as mayors across the country have shared with me and I’ve shared with them–has got to stop,” Ganim says. “We’ve got to figure out better ways to deal with the challenges in our cities of gun violence.”
Ganim says suicide prevention will be a focus of the task force since 6 in 10 gun deaths in the country are from suicide.