Mayor Bramson to Obama: Bolster Gun Control

New Rochelle's Mayor Noam Bramson signs letter, pleads with White House to help curb mass shootings.

Their message is clear: curb violence and mass shootings by bolstering gun control.

It's a dispatch New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson—along with hundreds of other mayors from around the nation—is sending to President Barack Obama in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that left 20 children and six adults dead.

Bramson and about 750 other mayors from both sides of the aisle have signed a letter sent to the White House imploring the president to take concrete steps to better secure firearms.

"As mayors, we are charged with keeping our communities safe," the missive read. "But too many of us have sat with mothers and fathers of children killed with guns."

"On Friday, December 14th, the entire nation watched as parents stood outside the Sandy Hook Elementary School and waited, desperately hoping to be reunited with their children," the letter continued.

Among the changes proposed in the letter are criminal background checks for all gun buyers, taking high-capacity magazines off streets and making gun trafficking a federal crime.

"Our constituents are... outraged and looking for leadership from the White House," the band of mayors concluded. "We look forward to working with you to find a solution to gun violence in our country."

The coalition—Mayors Against Illegal Guns—also has the support of 700,000 Americans and 100 survivors of gun violence.

Other Lower Hudson Valley mayors who have signed on include politicos from Ossining, White Plains, South Nyack and Piermont.

notbob December 20, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Don't hold your breathe Mayor, President Obama, Joe Biden and Harry Reid will fundraise of the deaths of these childre, posture about the deaths of these children and then do little meaningful or nothing at all. Here is Harry Reid: QUESTION: What gun control measures would you support going forward? REID: I watched the prayers, I watched everything that took place in Connecticut Sunday night. No one law can erase evil; that’s what the president said, and he’s right. But we need to accept the reality that we’re not doing enough to protect our citizens. I’m very happy that the president’s going to do everything he can administratively. We must engage on a thoughtful debate about how to change laws and culture that allow violence not continue to grow. Every idea should be on the table as we discuss how best to keep our children safe. QUESTION: Can you speak specifically [about any] particular gun control measure? REID: No. No, I’ve been very clear here. I think we have to have a full discussion. The Donations to the political campaign: "In email from chief campaign advisor David Axelrod that urges supporters to watch President Obama's moving address to the community of Newtown, Conn., there are two links that open a page with a video player featuring the president's speech and two donate buttons asking for $15-$1,000 for his campaign. http://washingtonexaminer.com/team-obama-still-raising-money-off-sandy-hook-shootings/article/2516262#.UNEQjeR9IfU
Nummy December 20, 2012 at 05:03 PM
"As mayors, we are charged with keeping our communities safe," ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The NRPD and HRFD are at the lowest manpower and by no means is New Rochelle a safe place to live. Now mayor Bumson want Obama to help with gun control laws with a skeleton crew of officers to enforce them. one word: hypocrite


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