“The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition,” led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, announced that the mayors of more than 100 U.S. cities had joined in efforts to get illegal guns off American streets yesterday, pledging increased gun control in their communities, imposing stiffer penalties for traffickers of illegal weapons, plans for regional intelligence databases to track illegal firearms, and a new website on gun-trafficking legislation.
Area representatives to the Coalition include: Mayors Donald Plusquellic (Akron), Frank Jackson (Cleveland), Michael Coleman (Columbus), Rhine McLin (Dayton, Oh.), Jerry Abramsom (Louisville), James Brainard (Carmel, Ind.), Graham Richard (Fort Wayne, Ind.), and Stephen Luecke (South Bend).