More than 900 mayors from across the country, including Omaha’s Jim Suttle, joined together Thursday to speak out against illegal guns.
Gun control advocates are calling this a National Day of Action. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is asking citizens to contact their representatives and tell them that stronger, more intense background checks are needed to reduce gun violence.
“Ninety-one percent of the citizens in the U.S. now agree that background checks would go a long way in keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands without interfering with second amendment rights," said Suttle.
"In just this past summer I lost two cousins to gun violence and we’re working on getting those cases solved,” said Jannette Taylor, founder of Impact One. “Both cousins were believed to be shot by people who were not supposed to be in possession of guns."
The Senate is expected to vote on gun legislation during the second week of April.