Massachusetts Mayors Call For Common Sense Gun Reforms
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.