Desperate to stop epidemic of gun violence, CT lawmakers seek answers from experts

The CT Mirror | When lawmakers gathered Friday to listen to experts from hospitals and community groups about efforts to reduce gun violence in Connecticut’s cities, there were no calls to defund the police.

But there were no calls, either, to give police more money. Instead, the emphasis was on funding the organizations saving lives in cities like Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven and Waterbury, where 70 percent of Connecticut’s gun homicides occur.

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