Originally posted by Fox61 –
A Hartford non-profit is receiving $630,000 in federal funding in an effort to prevent gun violence
These funds come after three shootings occurred on Wednesday across Hartford.
“What happened in Texas is devastating. What happens in a community like ours, month after month, year after year, is also devastating,” said Hartford Mayor, Luke Bronin.
This is the message just days after a mass shooting in Texas that killed 19 children and 2 adults and the day after three shootings in Hartford.
“We need to take action on guns. We cannot be serious about gun violence if we’re not serious about guns,” said Bronin.
The city of Hartford has been riddled with gun violence this year alone. Countless shootings and 15 murders so far.
Local leaders are hoping that $630,000 in federal funding to prevent gun violence is a part of the answer.
“That’s why it’s incumbent always to give back to the district and listen to the people in the district. They are the ones who are doing, well pastor, God’s work,” said Rep. John B. Larson.