Stamford Mayor David Martin is signing on to Mayors Against Illegal Guns at the Stamford Government Center Wednesday.
Martin will be joined by members of the Enough Campaign, a Stamford-based group formed in 2012 with a mission to end gun violence. They are co-organizing the event with the city.
Cyrus Garrett of Mayors Against Illegal Guns will speak to introduce the significance of Martin's support. Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Hochsprung, will also speak to the importance of gun control advocacy and the need to end gun violence.
Representatives from Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action CT, Connecticut Action Against Gun Violence, and Women on Watch, also plan to attend.
The event is open to the public and will take place February 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns works to hold gun offenders and irresponsible gun dealers accountable. The coalition also advocates for better access to crime gun trace data that is critical to detecting and deterring trafficking and works with legislators to fix gaps, weaknesses, and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other prohibited purchasers to get guns.
Other Connecticut municipalities that have joined MAIG include Bridgeport, Danbury, East Hartford, East Haven, Hartford, Middletown, New London, Waterbury and West Hartford.