LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Local families who've lost loved ones to gun violence were remembered Saturday as pastors and law enforcement leaders made a few special deliveries.
The groups delivered hams and toys to show their support for the families to both show support for the families and to urge Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman to crack down on background checks in gun sales and introduce gun trafficking laws.
"You can't take away the pain or the agony, but what we can do is show them that they are thought of and make them feel that someone is thinking about them," said pastor Elliot Blocker.
The deliveries were made in via patrol cars in Pulaski, St. Francis and Phillips Counties and will continue on the Monday and Tuesday before Christmas.
"Having a daughter who is a surviving victim of gun violence, I personally know the pain and hurt these families face," Blocker added. "We hope it helps, even just a little, that our community cares enough to visit, share love and concern, and bring a ham and a toy for Christmas. We want them to know we remain committed to urging Senators Pryor and Boozman to support background checks and committed to improving the safety of our communities."