At White House, Mayor Rybak Supports President’s Gun Proposal
Mayor Rybak also lobbying congress for common-sense gun reform
January 16, 2013 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was at the White House today for President Obama’s announcement of his comprehensive proposal to fight gun violence. Mayor Rybak said:
"As mayor of a community that has witnessed far too much gun violence, I’m deeply thankful to President Obama for his courage, which will make all communities safer. I'm especially encouraged by the President's proposal to eliminate barriers on the ability of federal and local law enforcement to work together to solve gun crime and trace where illegal guns come from.
“On behalf of so many people who grieve lost lives, I call on Congress to pass this legislation and save lives."
Later today, Mayor Rybak will join more than 50 mayors who, like Mayor Rybak, are members of the coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns to lobby congress in support of President Obama’s proposal for common-sense reforms to America’s gun laws, which will reduce gun violence.
Mayor Rybak will join other mayors, police chiefs, and a victim of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting at a press conference at 5:30pm EST today that is sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The press conference will take place in room B-354 of the Rayburn Office Building in Washington D.C.
Mayor Rybak’s efforts in Washington today, on the heels of the Regional Gun Summit that he cohosted with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in Minneapolis last week, is part of a career-long focus on ending gun violence.
Published Jan. 16, 2013