Bridgeport Mayor Ganim calls for task force to fight gun violence

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Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has announced that he is creating a special task force to fight gun violence.

With three homicides already reported in Bridgeport in 2020, Ganim says the city will welcome input from the public.

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.

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