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NJ Mayors to Meet in Cranford Before Heading to Washington Discuss Gun Violence Laws

Cranford Mayor Thomas Hannen and Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr are among twelve mayors that will visit Washington Wednesday to force congress to act on gun violence.

 

Editor's note: This is a press release from the Township of Cranford.

Twelve NJ mayors have joined bipartisan Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition in past month, bringing total to more than 70 mayors, and more than 800 nationwide

 

Mayors from throughout New Jersey, along with former Gov. Jim Florio, are still waiting for Congress to pass sensible gun laws – at the one month anniversary of the Newtown massacre.

They will meet with the media on Monday, January 14 at 10 a.m. at the Cranford municipal building to lay out their solution for an issue that has reached a boiling point in America. They will also display a new national television advertisement featuring gun violence survivors and victims’ family members.

From there, the mayors will head to Washington on Wednesday to meet with federal lawmakers representing New Jersey to discuss their plan and a timeline for introduction, passage and a signature from the President. The mayors, part of the national, bipartisan Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, are demanding that guns finally be kept out of criminal hands and military style weapons are taken off our streets.

Who: Twelve mayors from across the state, including Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley, Cranford Mayor Thomas Hannen, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, as well as Former Gov. Jim Florio, Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and Michael Pohle, a Flemington resident who lost his son in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting

When: Monday, January 14 9:40 a.m. press set-up / 10 a.m. start time (firm)

Where: Cranford Municipal Building, 8 Springfield Avenue, Cranford NJ

 

Monk January 12, 2013 at 03:40 PM
This bandwagon is going to collapse under the weight of all of these grandstanders. And aren't the terms "bandwagon" and "grandstanders" illustrative of the circus-like parade these politicians and activists are marching in? I'll say it again, scapegoating law-abiding gun owners will not prevent criminals or madmen from causing mayhem. This is so misguided. And who's paying for this junket?
FormerFanwoodian January 12, 2013 at 04:22 PM
I was thinking the same thing. Obviously there is a gun problem in Union County, especially Fanwood. What percentage of the guns involved are owned legally? Perhaps Mayor Mahr would be more productive if she spent her time working to avoid a merger with Scotch Plains.
firedup49 January 14, 2013 at 03:12 AM
FormerFanwoodian.."Perhaps Mayor Mahr would be more productive if she spent her time working to avoid a merger with Scotch Plains." Agree with you a million percent . thanks There is something fishy about Courage to Connect.
Bt53 January 14, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Newton didn't think they had a gun problem either. It's time to ban automatic assault guns. Why are they really needed.

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