Hartford Mayor in PSA Against Illegal Guns | NBC Connecticut

Hartford Mayor in PSA Against Illegal Guns



    Mayors Against Gun Violence posted a new public service announcement for its “Demand Action” campaign and Hartford Mayor  Pedro Segarra is one of 30 mayors featured in it. 

    The announcement calls on U.S. residents to call their Congress members to encourage them to pass gun control legislation.

    “Our efforts cannot bring back the 20 innocent children murdered in Newtown, CT -- or the 33 people murdered with guns every day in America. But we can prevent future tragedies by passing common-sense legislation that will: that would require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America, ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and make gun trafficking a federal crime, with real penalties for “straw purchasers.”