In the company of police, pastors and a parent whose son was gunned down with an assault rifle while lost in Liberty City two years ago, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado called on Congress Monday to establish tougher gun control laws.
Regalado, participating in a coordinated, national campaign by advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, demanded universal criminal background checks on all gun purchases, federal punishment for gun traffickers, and a re-enactment of the federal assault weapon ban. The position was echoed Monday by mayors in other cities, including New York mayor and organization front man Michael Bloomberg during a summit at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
President Barack Obama also touched on the looming gun control debate in Congress during his own news conference Monday.
“It’s important that we send this message,” Regalado said.
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Monday, January 14, 2013
Miami mayor joins gun control movement
Mayor of the banana republic of Miami joins the calls to ban guns from Americans.