STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Mayor David Martin is joining Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Martin is joining the national bipartisan coalition of mayors across the country who are "fighting for common-sense gun laws that will save lives by keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands," representatives said. Martin joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns representatives, The ENOUGH Campaign, Brady Campaign, Moms Demand Action, Connecticut Against Gun Violence and Women on Watch in making in the announcement.
“Gun violence shakes the foundation of our community. It tears apart families and paralyzes our neighborhoods. It cannot be tolerated,” Martin said in a release. “I stand here today to communicate a simple message: It is time to end gun violence. Enough is enough.”
Martin pledged to take "a tough stand against illegal guns and gun violence" at the announcement. Since 2011, Stamford Police have seized more than 1,300 weapons through a combination of strong enforcement and gun buybacks, according to the release. Martin announced that the Stamford Police would host another gun buyback event on Saturday, March 29, at the West Side Substation.
The coalition recently announced that it has joined with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The coalition also called on Washington to take meaningful action to address the issue of gun violence in America.
At the announcement, Martin urged residents to take action and get involved with one of the several organizations working to end gun violence.