ABOUT MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS
Demand Action is a campaign of Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- a national, bipartisan coalition of mayors working to make America’s communities safer by keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands. Co-founded in 2006 by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, the coalition has grown from a committed group of 15 members to more than 1,000 mayors from 46 states, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, from major cities and small towns around the country. We have more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, making us the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country.
Protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans goes hand-in-hand with keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, drug abusers, the seriously mentally ill and other dangerous people. Mayors Against Illegal Guns advocates for common-sense measures that will close deadly gaps in our gun laws and make sure law enforcement agencies have the tools they need to detect and deter gun trafficking. We have worked with more than 100 survivors and family members of gun violence victims in public campaigns to push for solutions from Washington.
For more information about Mayors Against Illegal Guns, please visit our website at www.MayorsAgainstIllegalGuns.org. You can contact Mayors Against Illegal Guns here.
ABOUT DEMAND ACTION
After the July 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, President Obama and Governor Romney made moving statements that echoed the sorrow we all felt. But we need more from our leaders than a moment of silence. We need a moment of action.
In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we got that plan. President Obama's task force on gun violence presented Congress with a list of priorities that would be instrumental to preventing gun violence, and the time is now for Congress to act on those proposals.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns has partnered with survivors of recent mass shootings -- including Aurora, Tucson and Virginia Tech -- and the families of the victims to launch this initiative. With the help of more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, we'll continue to demand that Congress take all necessary actions to prevent 33 Americans from being murdered with guns each and every day.