Nas On Board For Antigun PSA’s

Nas and R&B group members Jagged Edge have

signed on to promote antigun PSA’s for the state of Connecticut, as part of

the Bush Administration’s Project Safe Neighborhoods.

The project aims at getting guns off the streets

of neighborhoods plagued by violence. During the first year, there was a 30

percent increase in federal firearm indictments in Connecticut alone, according

to the Kevin O’Conner, the state’s U.S. attorney.

Transit buses will carry antigun messages

throughout the state’s major cities. People are also being asked to dial 211,

a hotline designed to answer various questions about guns.

Officials in New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford

and Hartford said they were pleased with the results of the program last year

and O’Conner said that $650,000 has been earmarked to take the message outside

of the four cities.

"We’re working together like we never have

been before," O’Connor said at a press conference. "The collaboration

is unprecedented, and the resources are unprecedented."

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