PISCATAWAY, NJ - In light of recent mass shootings incidents, Piscataway Mayor Brian C. Wahler joined more than 200 other mayors in signing a joint letter to Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, calling on them to bring the U.S. Senate back into session right away to take action on gun safety legislation.
The letter, written on behalf of the United State Conference of Mayors is signed by Republican and Democratic mayors, including Mayor Dee Margo of El Paso, Texas and Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio where two of the most recent mass shooting incidents took place.
“The mayors urge members of the Senate to consider passing two bipartisan bills that previously passed the U.S. House of Representatives: H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019," according to a Thursday news release from the United States Conference of Mayors.
“H.R. 8 would close serious loopholes in the nation’s background check system for gun purchases, and H.R. 1112 would lengthen the background check review period deadline,” they said.
The full text of the letter can be found here.
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