U.S. Conference Of Mayors Asks Congress to Pass New Gun Control Laws

Mayor Nan Whaley and others pressed legislators to pass new gun control laws at the federal level. (Photo: Whaley/Facebook)

At this week’s U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, Dayton Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley urged Congress to pass new gun control laws at the national level. More than 300 mayors attended the conference this week.

“We are seeing no movement out of the capital and our communities are begging for this change,” said Whaley.

“Mayors are on the front line of this issue,” she said. “We will continue to be on the front line of this issue because we have no other choice. Because we get the calls at night when someone in our communities has died from insane gun violence.”

“I want Washington to do something that’s meaningful for our community.”
she continued. “These are all national issues that have just been completely ignored in the city for the past few years and we want action. We can take care of ourselves, we’re a gritty, resilient city that doesn’t count on anyone else. But we want action and a real partnership out of this city and we’re not really seeing that.”

Whaley and others are pushing to increase regulations regarding “ghost guns,” or guns made at home from parts and kits. Whaley also urged Congress to crack down on illegal guns and gun violence on the federal level.

Dayton made headlines last year following a shooting that left nine dead including the shooter. Police responded in less than a minute and killed the shooter. As many as 26 other people suffered injuries related to the attack, though most were released from medical care shortly after.

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“We know that we really need the Congress to act on a national policy for common-sense gun regulations,” said Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. “I want the Congress to be able to pass a sensible bill that protects us.”

“We all can do our part with our local gun laws, but [ghost guns], we know, is an issue that needs national attention,” Bowser added.

Manufacturing guns at home from kits — typically using 80 percent receivers — is legal, and for many hobby-level gunsmiths, a fun activity. Despite this, gun control advocates have been pushing harder recently to restrict the sale of gun parts for home builders.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Ed Zaun September 18, 2020, 10:33 am

    How about we stop going easy on these criminals? Can we stop making excuses for bad behavior and start holding criminals accountable for their actions? Let’s stop punishing responsible American gun owners for the actions of criminals who will not comply with current or future gun control laws. You are only going to get more innocent people killed by your continued attempts to disarm law abiding Americans. That’s must be these liberals intentions because it is hard to understand how they can be so blind and ignorant to what is obvious to so many of us.

  • James Peters January 24, 2020, 10:59 pm

    Bring back rapid death penalty for murder do it in one week from conviction after one and only
    one appeal,also for dope dealers watch crime plummet

  • Jaque January 24, 2020, 10:01 pm

    These Mayors are Communists. Start calling all Democrats Communists because thats what they are. Socialism is a sanitized word for Communism. Every congressman that is behind gun control has violated their oath of office.
    The US is moving rapidly Communist. Its evident in polling and the rats running on a democrat platform. Yes even Tulsi is a rat Communist if she is a democrat. We are one or two elections away from a full Communist government.

    What ya gonna do when they come for you? Cause they will. The feds know who bought guns and cases of Ammo via dealers and mail order. Those owners will be first to get a visit. So will those with NFA devices. Virginia is a test case, an experiment.

    Plan now. Get a Family Trust to avoid your heirs going thru probate should you become a fatality. Secure your money and assets from seizure. Cause the Gestapo will take everything from you if you resist.

  • Dave Brown January 24, 2020, 2:23 pm

    This really ain’t a right or left thing unless that is what u want to make it. Me 67, been a gunner for 55 years, great fun, NRA attracted me in at age 12. I wonder where My NRA is today? Anyway, let The Feds pass National Carry, and also why are The Fed and most any Government Building a Gun Free Zone? Seems like the Right should do something about both of these Major Gun Control issues, but I don’t think they got the guts to do it. Maybe they could work with The Left and between both of their Junior High Gangs they could screw things up. Free Your Mind, Be Party Blind. The only place I don’t carry is in our School and Government Offices at the R & L say it is Illegal to do so………………………

  • SeppW January 24, 2020, 1:22 pm

    Ironic. I was listening to a radio report where the FBI’s UCR indicates all violent crimes are down. Naturally, the report is only as good if the data is getting reported from states.

    You won’t about this from the liberal media. Additionally, my guess is the liberal mayors were the only one’s demanding the action, since it’s a well-documented fact that all liberal-run municipalities and metros are the worst. You see, in a liberal dystopia there are no criminals, just crime and guns are violent, not the person using it t commit a violent crime.

  • henry January 24, 2020, 12:13 pm

    seems these mayors are admitting their failure as mayors !!

  • Michael J January 24, 2020, 12:05 pm

    Only the leftist and criminal communities are begging for more gun laws.

  • Zupglick January 24, 2020, 10:32 am

    The Kings have spoken!

    • krinkov545 January 24, 2020, 12:11 pm

      More like yikes-dykes!!

  • Richard W Sands January 24, 2020, 10:01 am

    Evil is out there. Only you can protect yourself from it.

  • Dwight Scholl January 24, 2020, 9:36 am

    We already have “common sense” gun control laws in place now! Read the Constitution. To that I might add also the Ten Commandments!

    • Kimberpross January 24, 2020, 10:11 am

      Any time you hear a politician say “Common Sense Gun Regulation” it is spilling from the lips of an uninformed with little common sense.

      • krinkov545 January 24, 2020, 12:12 pm

        More like insane drivel from a brain dead retard.

    • George Haskins January 24, 2020, 2:27 pm

      How many of these mayors have armed body guards?

  • John M. January 24, 2020, 9:18 am

    In an indirect but definite way urban city criminals are causing the gradual disarming of the law abiding segment of the population that lives outside the cities.

  • Bad Penguin January 24, 2020, 7:31 am

    This is all for show BS. All of these cities have very restrictive gun laws that only limit honest citizens ability to defend themselves from criminals.

    The problem is these mayors do not force the prosecutors to try criminals for gun crimes instead of letting them plead down. Do your GD job and gun crime will go down.

    • Tom January 24, 2020, 11:34 am


  • Tom January 24, 2020, 7:21 am

    Yeah, mayors. Of relatively large populations I assume since there have to be tons of them more than the 300 attendees. Most of the biggest have their own gun laws: Chicago, New York, LA. Ask them how those are working out before you start trying to force more.

    And when you find out they fail, admit it and move to something new.

  • Me January 24, 2020, 7:14 am

    So all 300 Mayors voted for more gun control. Even if they did that is a very low number of Mayors.

  • Anthony Romano January 24, 2020, 6:53 am

    So the mayors don’t think the 10,000 gun laws on the books currently work? Sure makes perfect sense to add more! NOT!! My mayor doesn’t speak for me or my neighbors.

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