US gun violence

'Bring me a gun and I'll give you a trumpet, no questions asked'

Musician Shamarr Allen has a plan to get guns off the streets of New Orleans
Over the last few months, the US has experienced a surge in gun crime. 

The recent killing of a nine-year-old boy in the city of New Orleans has prompted jazz musician Shamarr Allen to mobilize a remarkable response to the tragedy. 

He is offering young people trumpets in exchange for guns. Mr. Allen told Newsday's James Copnall more about the project.

At the end of the interview we hear Shamarr's song 'Ruin My Day'.

(Photo: Shamarr Allen with his trumpet. Credit: Shamarr Allen)
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