Courtesy of Yahoo News:
The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Tuesday passed resolutions calling for more gun control, including limits on the number of guns a person may purchase in a single transaction. The conference, a bipartisan organization of mayors representing cities with more than 30,000 people, passed the resolutions at their annual meeting in Boston, Mass. The mayors called for a ban on military-style assault weapons, such as AK-47s, and large-capacity ammunition-feeding devices. They also oppose proposals to arm teachers and other non-law enforcement officials, which has been pushed by President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhat you need to know about Tuesday’s elections Danny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional.
But wait, there’s more.
Courtesy of The Hill:
The country’s largest physician group on Tuesday endorsed a ban on assault weapons as part of a sweeping package of measures aimed at combating the epidemic of gun violence.
Under pressure from members, delegates from the American Medical Association (AMA) took a strong stance on gun control measures at the group’s annual policy conference.
The group also endorsed a ban on bump stocks, which are mechanisms that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly. Bump stocks came under scrutiny last year after a gunman used them in the shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead.
AMA’s outgoing President David Barbe said the group has an urgent need to act on what it sees as a serious public health issue.
“The AMA must not back down from addressing gun violence,” Barbe said in a speech.
The AMA has backed gun legislation in the past, but now they are ramping things up.
I swear the impact of those Parkland students continues to have a ripple effect all across the country.
No wonder the NRA went after those kids so hard.