Massachusetts Mayors, led by Boston Mayor Tom Menino, called on the Federal Government to adopt "common sense" gun reforms.  New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was among the speakers Thursday during a Boston news conference.  Mitchell says the Mayor's group wants Congress to take action to get military assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines off the streets.

Mitchell says there is no "hunting" rationale that would justify regular citizens owning assault-style weapons.  the mayors also want to make gun trafficking a federal crime, and require every gun buyer to pass a criminal background check.