Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr will travel to Washington on Wednesday as a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns to petition members of congress to implement stricter gun control laws.
Mahr, along with eleven other New Jersey mayors, will meet in Cranford on Monday to discuss their plan to tackle the issue. Also, the mayors will show members of the media at the Cranford Municipal Building a public service announcement featuring the family members of victims of gun violence and gun violence survivors.
The mayors intend to demand from congress that military style weapons be taken off the streets and guns stay out of the hands of criminals.
These twelve New Jersey mayors make up a group of 70 members from NJ in the coalition. Throughout the United States there are nearly 800 members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
At the Cranford Municipal Building on Monday, Jan. 14, Collen Mahr, Cranford mayor Thomas Hannen, Roselle mayor Jamel Holley, Former Governor Jim Florio, Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and Michael Pohle, a Flemington resident who lost his son in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, will speak to the media beginning at 10 a.m.