Thursday, March 7, 2013
Learn more at www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org
Thursday, March 7
The following is a press release from Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Polling data released Tuesday by Mayors Against Illegal Guns shows that likely voters in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District overwhelmingly support expanding the gun background check system to include all gun buyers. The data is the first to be released from a survey conducted in more than 60 states and congressional districts by Schoen LLC for the bipartisan coalition of more than 850 U.S. mayors. “That 92 percent of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District residents want every gun buyer to pass a criminal background check speaks volumes about the changing public mood on guns,” said pollster Doug Schoen. “This margin is unlike any I’ve seen on this issue, and it marks a…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Stender joins mayors in urging congress to introduce new legislation on guns.
Tuesday, January 15
The following information was provided by the office of Assemblywoman Linda Stender. Yesterday, Assemblywoman Stender joined the mayors of the bipartisan, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, to urge Congress to take action on banning assault weapons throughout the nation. The coalition is challenging Congress for a steadfast solution to take military style weapons out of the hands of criminals. “In light of the tragedies we have witnessed in the past year, it is time that Congress step up and enact new legislation," said Stender. “To not take action at this crucial time would be foolish. By reducing access and adding tougher background checks, law enforcement officials will be better able to keep these highly dangerous weapons away …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Mayors Against Illegal Guns gathered for a press conference this morning to tell legislators, enough is enough.
Cranford wasn't the only town where officials from the advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns were gathered today. From Vermont to New Mexico, members of the 800-strong coalition of elected officials gathered to voice their frustration to Washington and push legislators to support laws that ban violent assault weapons, makes gun trafficking a federal crime and increases the background checks on potential gun owners. "It has nothing to do with the Second Amendment, it's about gun violence," said former N.J. Gov. Jim Florio, who joined the group of local legislative leaders and law enforcement officials. Florio took much of the credit for getting tough with N.J. gun laws in the 1990s. "We formulated this issue in terms of whether the …