Moms come together in Troy to discuss putting an end to the gun violence

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A passionate group of mothers are vowing to do something about the gun violence plaguing Capital Region cities. Those moms met at the Troy Boys and Girls Club Saturday evening.

At the meeting, the moms brainstormed what they can do to prevent the violence.

There were also a group of teenage boys who were present as well. Veronica Rountree, also known as Mama Love, organized the meeting. Mama Love started the initiative Mother to Son.

She encourages moms to talk to their sons. In Troy, two 16-year-olds have been shot and killed this year. Jaylin Gourrier-Lewis was killed this past week. While Anthony Christopher, was killed in January inside an apartment on River Street. Mama Love says there are too many shootings and says it’s time for the moms to get involved.

“This is an emergency. This is a health hazard. Our children are dying daily. They are shooting each other daily. So, as mothers, we have to get on board. We have to save our own kids," said Mama Love.

Mama Love recently went to the mayor’s office in Troy and had a conversation with a captain of the Troy Police Department. She is hoping the city can do something to help curb the violence.