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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

CITY OF ATLANTA: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Signs Letter Urging Immediate Senate Action on Gun Safety Legislation


By Press release submission | Aug 12, 2019


City of Atlanta issued the following announcement on Aug. 9.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined 214 bipartisan mayors from across the nation signing on to a letter from The United States Conference of Mayors urging immediate action from the federal government on gun safety legislation.

“Public servants—from the local level to Washington—have an obligation to protect the lives of those we are entrusted to serve,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “We need strong leadership willing to take the necessary measures to prevent heinous, senseless acts of violence. If we are truly serious about preventing one more family from knowing the pain of losing someone to another gun tragedy, we need Congress to enact commonsense gun safety legislation immediately.”

With over 250 mass shootings in 2019, the United States Conference of Mayors is urging the nation’s leaders to work with Congress, the Administration, and others to develop holistic remedies to the scourge of gun violence.

You can read the full letter at this link.

Original source can be found here.

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