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Scott Galvin Among Mayors to Outline Specific Gun Control Agenda for President and Congress

Mayors Against Illegal Guns sends a letter outlining steps for President Obama and Congressional leaders to take.

 

Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin is among hundreds of mayors signing a letter that went to President Obama today, outlining an urgent gun control agenda they are asking him — and the U.S. Congress — to pursue.

Here is the letter:

Dear President Obama,

 On Friday, December 14th the entire nation watched as parents stood outside the Sandy Hook Elementary School and waited, desperately hoping to be reunited with their children.  That moment will never end for the families of the 20 children and six adults who were murdered that day at the school. 

 As mayors, we are charged with keeping our communities safe.  But too many of us have sat with mothers and fathers of children killed with guns.  Twenty-four children enrolled in public schools in your hometown of Chicago were shot to death just last year. 

 At the moving memorial service on Sunday evening, you said: “If there is even one step we can take to save another child or another parent or another town from the grief that has visited Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek and Newtown and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that – then surely we have an obligation to try.”

 Our bipartisan coalition of more than 750 mayors has joined forces with over 700,000 Americans and more than 100 survivors of deadly shootings, including the mass shootings you mentioned in your remarks.  Together, we urge you to put forward an agenda that is rooted in common sense and that will make it harder for dangerous people to possess guns, and easier for police and prosecutors to crack down on them.  That agenda should:

·       Require every gun buyer to pass a criminal background check:  Background checks are the only systematic way to stop felons, domestic abusers and other dangerous people from buying firearms.  These checks are instantaneous and highly effective. Since its inception, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has blocked firearms purchases at licensed dealerships by millions of individuals who are barred by federal law from owning them.  But criminals and other prohibited purchasers avoid these checks by buying firearms, including online and at gun shows, from unlicensed “private sellers” who are not required by federal law to conduct the checks. Millions of gun sales — estimated at more than 40 percent of the U.S. annual total — are conducted through private sellers. The Fix Gun Checks Act (H.R.1781 / S.436) would close this enormous gap in our laws by requiring a criminal background check for every gun sale.  

·       Get high capacity rifles and ammunition magazines off our streets:  Military-style weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines have no appropriate civilian or sporting function.  They are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly.  They are also disproportionately used to kill law enforcement officers; approximately one out of five law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty is killed with assault weapons. The time has come to review the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 and draft a new law that is clear and enforceable and will take these weapons out of our communities.

·       Make gun trafficking a federal crime: Today, there is no clear and effective statute making gun trafficking a crime. Prosecutors are instead forced to rely on a weak law prohibiting engaging in the business of selling guns without a federal license, which carries the same punishment as trafficking chicken or livestock.  As a result, according to the Justice Department’s Inspector General, U.S. Attorneys decline to prosecute 25 percent of those cases while declining only 9 percent of drug conspiracy cases.  Mayors Against Illegal Guns supports proposals to empower law enforcement to investigate and prosecute straw purchasers, gun traffickers, and their entire criminal networks.

Those ideas require action by Congress, but there steps you and your Administration could and should take immediately to curb gun violence:

·       Appoint an ATF director: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), the federal agency responsible for enforcing our gun laws, has gone without a confirmed director for more than six years.  During that time, criminals and those with serious mental illness have been able to take advantage of insufficient enforcement of existing federal gun laws, and an estimated 72,000 Americans have been murdered with guns.  In 2011, for the first time in over a decade, more police officers were shot to death in the line of duty than were killed in automobile accidents.  The need for leadership at the ATF has never been more urgent.  The time has come for you to make a recess appointment to fill the vacancy at the top of the ATF.

·       Prosecute prohibited purchasers who attempt to buy firearms, ammunition or high-capacity magazines:  The Justice Department should vigorously prosecute felons and other prohibited purchasers who fail gun background checks.  In 2009, the Federal Bureau of Investigation referred more than 71,000 such cases to ATF, but U.S. Attorneys ultimately prosecuted only 77 of them.  Prosecuting these offenders is a goal broadly supported by our coalition and the National Rifle Association.  The Department should also develop a mechanism for sharing NICS denial information with local and state law enforcement officials by sending them active alerts; or, at a minimum, posting the information at the National Criminal Information Center so state and local law enforcement officials can access it during investigations. 

·       Require federal agencies to report records to NICS:  The NICS Improvement Act of 2007 requires federal agencies to submit mental health, substance abuse and other records that prohibit a person from owning a gun to NICS.  However, few agencies comply.  In October 2011, the FBI provided data to MAIG on reporting by 60 federal agencies.  Of those 60 agencies, 52 had given zero mental health records to NICS. Although total federal agency reporting of mental health records increased by ten percent between March and October 2011, to 143,579, the vast majority of those records had been submitted by one agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Even fewer federal agencies are reporting drug abusers.  Only three agencies — the FBI, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Court Services and Offenders Supervision Agency (CSOSA), the probation and parole services agency for the District of Columbia — have submitted any substance abuse records, and the vast majority of federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, have not submitted a single substance abuse record.  The president should issue an executive order requiring all federal agency heads to certify twice annually, in writing, to the U.S. Attorney General that their agency has submitted all relevant records to NICS.

·       Repeal remaining Tiahrt restrictions:  While Mayors Against Illegal Guns and our law enforcement allies have made progress in relaxing the “Tiahrt restrictions,” which are riders to the federal budget that restrict access to federal gun data, some still remain.  These remaining restrictions keep the public, particularly researchers and elected officials, in the dark about gun traffickers – specifically, who they are and how they operate.  It also requires the FBI to destroy records of approved NICS background checks within 24 hours.  That makes it harder to detect law-breaking dealers who fake their records, or to identify straw buyers who undergo the checks on behalf of someone who couldn’t pass.  The Tiahrt Amendments also say ATF can’t require dealers to inspect their inventory, which could reduce the tens of thousands of guns that go missing or are stolen each year.  Finally, the police and other law enforcement agencies that get trace data can’t use it in license revocation proceedings or in civil litigation.  The administration should repeal these restrictions in its next budget.

In the past few days, the American people came together in a national outpouring of grief and sympathy for the families of victims slain in the mass shooting in Newtown.  We share in that grief.  But our constituents are also outraged and looking for leadership from the White House.  We look forward to working with you to find a solution to gun violence in our country.

Sincerely,

Thomas M. Menino                                                    Michael R. Bloomberg

Mayor of Boston                                                        Mayor of New York City

            Coalition Co-Chair                                                     Coalition Co-Chair 

CC:     Majority Leader Harry Reid, U.S. Senate

            Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Speaker John Boehner, U.S. House of Representatives

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives

 

Signed by the Members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns:

Mayor Samuel L. Jones, Mobile, Alabama

Mayor Omar Neal, Tuskegee, Alabama

Mayor Satish I. Hiremath, Oro Valley, Arizona

Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix, Arizona

Mayor Jennifer Eckstrom, South Tucson, Arizona

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson, Arizona

Mayor Larry S. Bryant, Forrest City, Arkansas

Mayor Arnell Willis, Helena, Arkansas

Mayor Lawrence Owens, Hughes, Arkansas

Mayor Patrick Hays, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Mayor Carl A. Redus, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Mayor McKinzie Riley, Wrightsville, Arkansas

Mayor Marie L. Gilmore, Alameda, California

Mayor Tom Bates, Berkeley, California

Mayor Cheryl Cox, Chula Vista, California

Mayor Eugene Montanez, Corona, California

Mayor Jennifer West, Emeryville, California

Mayor Gus Morrison, Fremont, California

Mayor Maria Orozco, Gonzales, California

Mayor James T. Butts, Jr., Inglewood, California

Mayor Sukhee Kang, Irvine, California

Mayor Bob Foster, Long Beach, California

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles, California

Mayor Lou La Monte, Malibu, California

Mayor Rob Schroder, Martinez, California

Mayor Paul Eaton, Montclair, California

Mayor R Michael Kasperzak Jr., Moutain View, California

Mayor Jean Quan, Oakland, California

Mayor Stephen P. Pougnet, Palm Springs, California

Mayor Bill Bogaard, Pasadena, California

Mayor Luis I. Molina, Patterson, California

Mayor David Glass, Petaluma, California

Mayor L. Dennis Michael, Rancho Cucamonga, California

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, Richmond, California

Mayor Kevin Johnson, Sacramento, California

Mayor Patrick J. Morris, San Bernardino, California

Mayor Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco, California

Mayor Andrew F. Kotyuk, San Jacinto, California

Mayor Chuck Reed, San Jose, California

Mayor Stephen H. Cassidy, San Leandro, California

Mayor Miguel Pulido, Santa Ana, California

Mayor Helene Schneider, Santa Barbara, California

Mayor Don Lane, Santa Cruz, California

Mayor Larry Forester, Signal Hill, California

Mayor Ann Johnston, Stockton, California

Mayor Jeffrey Prang, West Hollywood, California

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, West Sacramento, California

Mayor Matthew Appelbaum, Boulder, Colorado

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver, Colorado

Mayor Randy P. Penn, Englewood, Colorado

Mayor Marjorie Sloan, Golden, Colorado

Mayor Carolyn Cutler, Lafayette, Colorado

Mayor Bob Murphy, Lakewood, Colorado

Mayor Robert Muckle, Louisville, Colorado

Mayor Marc A. Snyder, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Mayor Joe Gierlach, Nederland, Colorado

Mayor Joyce Downing, Northglenn, Colorado

Mayor Don Stephens, Salida, Colorado

Mayor Andrew Muckle, Superior, Colorado

Mayor Stuart Fraser, Telluride, Colorado

Mayor Adam Salina, Berlin, Connecticut

Mayor Bill Finch, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Mayor Scott D. Jackson, Hamden, Connecticut

Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, Hartford, Connecticut

Mayor Daniel Drew, Middletown, Connecticut

Mayor John DeStefano, New Haven, Connecticut

Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio, New London, Connecticut

Mayor Richard A. Moccia, Norwalk, Connecticut

Mayor Ryan Bingham, Torrington, Connecticut

Mayor Neil M. O’Leary, Waterbury, Connecticut

Mayor Scott Slifka, West Hartford, Connecticut

Mayor John M. Picard, West Haven, Connecticut

Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Washington, DC

Mayor Michael J. Smith, Blades, Delaware

Mayor John P. Buchheit III, Delaware City, Delaware

Mayor Diane C. Hanson, Dewey Beach, Delaware

Mayor James L. Ford III, Lewes, Delaware

Mayor Kenneth Branner, Middletown, Delaware

Mayor Susan Gottlieb, Aventura, Florida

Mayor Jean Rosenfield, Bal Harbour, Florida

Mayor Woodrow L. Hay, Boynton Beach, Florida

Mayor Marilyn Gerber, Coconut Creek, Florida

Mayor James C. Cason, Coral Gables, Florida

Mayor Peggy Noland, Deerfield Beach, Florida

Mayor Bruce B. Mount, Eatonville, Florida

Mayor Craig Lowe, Gainesville, Florida

Mayor Glenn Singer, Golden Beach, Florida

Mayor Charles Sanders, Greenwood, Florida

Mayor Joy Cooper, Hallandale Beach, Florida

Mayor Peter J. M. Bober, Hollywood, Florida

Mayor Kenneth M. Shultz, Hypoluxo, Florida

Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth, Keystone Heights, Florida

Mayor Gow B. Fields, Lakeland, Florida

Mayor Patricia Gerard, Largo, Florida

Mayor Barrington Russell, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

Mayor Richard Kaplan, Lauderhill, Florida

Mayor Howard A. Schieferdecker, Maitland, Florida

Mayor Tomas Regalado, Miami, Florida

Mayor Matti H. Bower, Miami Beach, Florida

Mayor Lori C. Moseley, Miramar, Florida

Mayor Connie Leon Kreps, North Bay Village, Florida

Mayor John Brady, North Lauderdale, Florida

Mayor Andre Pierre, North Miami, Florida

Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando, Florida

Mayor Myra L. Taylor, Opa-Locka, Florida

Mayor Dominic Persampiere, Oviedo, Florida

Mayor James P. Sasser, Pahokee, Florida

Mayor Greg Brudnicki, Panama City, Florida

Mayor Frank C. Ortis, Pembroke Pines, Florida

Mayor Joe LaCascia, Polk City, Florida

Mayor Thomas A. Masters, Riviera Beach, Florida

Mayor Norman S. Edelcup, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Mayor Michael J. Ryan, Sunrise, Florida

Mayor Daniel Dietch, Surfside, Florida

Mayor John Marks III, Tallahassee, Florida

Mayor Beth Talabisco, Tamarac, Florida

Mayor Jeri Muoio, West Palm Beach, Florida

Mayor Gary Resnick, Wilton Manors, Florida

Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta, Georgia

Mayor Deke Copenhaver, Augusta, Georgia

Mayor William F. Floyd, Decatur, Georgia

Mayor Donna Pittman, Doraville, Georgia

Mayor Earnestine D. Pittman, East Point, Georgia

Mayor James Thomas, Jr., Hinesville, Georgia

Mayor Robert A. B. Reichert, Macon, Georgia

Mayor June D. Bradfield, McRae, Georgia

Mayor Kathie deNobriga, PineLake, Georgia

Mayor Jere Wood, Roswell, Georgia

Mayor Patricia Wheeler, Stone Mountain, Georgia

Mayor Ralph Moore, Union City, Georgia

Mayor William P. Kenoi, Hilo, Hawaii

Mayor Peter Carlisle, Honolulu, Hawaii

Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr., Kauai, Hawaii

Mayor Larry Hartwig, Addison, Illinois

Mayor Arlene J. Mulder, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago, Illinois

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Evanston, Illinois

Mayor Henderson Yarbrough, Sr., Maywood, Illinois

Mayor Christopher Koos, Normal, Illinois

Mayor Leon Rockingham, Jr., North Chicago, Illinois

Mayor Lawrence J. Morrissey, Rockford, Illinois

Mayor Robert Sabonjian, Waukegan, Illinois

Mayor Richard Hickman, Angola, Indiana

Mayor Mark Kruzan, Bloomington, Indiana

Mayor Tom C. Henry, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary, Indiana

Mayor John A. Wilkes, Linton, Indiana

Mayor Dennis Tyler, Muncie, Indiana

Mayor William E. Gluba, Davenport, Iowa

Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie, Des Moines, Iowa

Mayor Roy D. Buol, Dubuque, Iowa

Mayor Robert E. Scott, Sioux City, Iowa

Mayor Buck Clark, Waterloo, Iowa

Mayor Carl Brewer, Wichita, Kansas

Mayor Gene McMurry, Carrollton, Kentucky

Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville, Kentucky

Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mayor Rodney A. Grogan, Patterson, Louisiana

Mayor Cedric B. Glover, Shreveport, Louisiana

Mayor William R. Stokes, Augusta, Maine

Mayor Charlotte M. Warren, Hallowell, Maine

Mayor Michael Brennan, Portland, Maine

Mayor Joshua J. Cohen, Annapolis, Maryland

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore, Maryland

Mayor Andrew M. Fellows, College Park, Maryland

Mayor Brian K. Grim, Cumberland, Maryland

Mayor Robert C. Willey, Easton, Maryland

Mayor Peter Benjamin, Garrett Park, Maryland

Mayor Dennis J. Scheessele, Indian Head, Maryland

Mayor Craig A. Moe, Laurel, Maryland

Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio, Rockville, Maryland

Mayor James Ireton, Jr, Salisbury, Maryland

Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, Somerset, Maryland

Mayor Bruce R. Williams, Takoma Park, Maryland

Mayor Thatcher W. Kezer III, Amesbury, Massachusetts

Mayor Kevin J. Dumas, Attleboro, Massachusetts

Mayor William F. Scanlon, Jr., Beverly, Massachusetts

Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston, Massachusetts

Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan, Braintree, Massachusetts

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., Everett, Massachusetts

Mayor Lisa A. Wong, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Mayor Alex Morse, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Mayor Patrick O. Murphy, Lowell, Massachusetts

Mayor Gary Christenson, Malden, Massachusetts

Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, Medford, Massachusetts

Mayor Robert J. Dolan, Melrose, Massachusetts

Mayor Setti D. Warren, Newton, Massachusetts

Mayor David J. Narkewicz, Northampton, Massachusetts

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr., Peabody, Massachusetts

Mayor Thomas Koch, Quincy, Massachusetts

Mayor Daniel Rizzo, Revere, Massachusetts

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Salem, Massachusetts

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Somerville, Massachusetts

Mayor Domenic Sarno, Springfield, Massachusetts

Mayor Susan M. Kay, Weymouth, Massachusetts

Mayor Scott Galvin, Woburn, Massachusetts

Mayor John Hieftje, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., Dearborn, Michigan

Mayor Dave Bing, Detroit, Michigan

Mayor Dayne Walling, Flint, Michigan

Mayor George Hartwell, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mayor Karen Majewski, Hamtramck, Michigan

Mayor Virg Bernero, Lansing, Michigan

Mayor Gretchen Driskell, Saline, Michigan

Mayor Brenda L. Lawrence, Southfield, Michigan

Mayor Paul T. Schreiber, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Mayor Don Ness, Duluth, Minnesota

Mayor R.T. Rybak, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mayor Chris Coleman, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Mayor Johnny DuPree, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jackson, Mississippi

Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Kansas City, Missouri               

Mayor Randall L. Rhoads, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis, Missouri

Mayor Shelley Welsch, University City, Missouri

Mayor Chris Beutler, Lincoln, Nebraska

Mayor Jim Suttle, Omaha, Nebraska

Mayor Donald A. Groesser, Ralston, Nebraska

Mayor Dean Trefethen, Dover, New Hampshire

Mayor Ed Johnson, Asbury Park, New Jersey

Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Mayor Mark Smith, Bayonne, New Jersey

Mayor Patrick H. McHale, Bogota, New Jersey

Mayor Albert B. Kelly, Bridgeton, New Jersey

Mayor Dana L. Redd, Camden, New Jersey

Mayor Chuck Cahn, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Mayor Sophie Heymann, Closter, New Jersey

Mayor M. James Maley, Jr., Collingswood, New Jersey

Mayor Carol Foster, Corbin City, New Jersey

Mayor Joseph R. Smith, East Newark, New Jersey

Mayor Robert L. Bowser, East Orange, New Jersey

Mayor Antonia Ricigliano, Edison, New Jersey

Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Elizabeth, New Jersey

Mayor Carlos Colina, Emerson, New Jersey

Mayor Colleen Mahr, Fanwood, New Jersey

Mayor Gerald R. Drasheff, Guttenberg, New Jersey

Mayor Maria DiGiovanni, Hackettstown, New Jersey

Mayor Domenick Stampone, Haledon, New Jersey

Mayor Raymond J. McDonough, Harrison, New Jersey

Mayor Richard S. Goldberg, Hawthorne, New Jersey

Mayor David L. Tinker, Hazlet, New Jersey

Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken, New Jersey

Mayor Timothy McDonough, Hope, New Jersey

Mayor Paul Anzano, Hopewell, New Jersey

Mayor Robert M. Giordano, Independence, New Jersey

Mayor Wayne Smith, Irvington, New Jersey

Mayor Jerramiah Healy, Jersey City, New Jersey

Mayor David M. DelVecchio, Lambertville, New Jersey

Mayor Richard J. Gerbounka, Linden, New Jersey

Mayor Mauro D. Raguseo, Little Ferry, New Jersey

Mayor Stephen Santola, Livingston, New Jersey

Mayor Frank W. Minor, Logan Township, New Jersey

Mayor Nicholas Russo, Longport, New Jersey

Mayor Michael E. Beck, Lower Township, New Jersey

Mayor William Laforet, Mahwah, New Jersey

Mayor Michael Fressola, Manchester Twnshp, New Jersey

Mayor Victor DeLuca, Maplewood, New Jersey

Mayor Frank M. North, Merchantville, New Jersey

Mayor Patrick O'Hagan, Midland Park, New Jersey

Mayor James A. Gallos, Milford, New Jersey

Mayor Dennis Vaccaro, Moonachie, New Jersey

Mayor J. Randy Bishop, Neptune, New Jersey

Mayor Cory Booker, Newark, New Jersey

Mayor Peter C. Massa, North Arlington, New Jersey

Mayor Francis M. Womack III, N. Brunswick, New Jersey

Mayor Randy George, North Haledon, New Jersey

Mayor Owen Henry, Old Bridge, New Jersey

Mayor James R. Barberio, Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey

Mayor Alex D. Blanco, Passaic, New Jersey

Mayor Jeffrey Jones, Paterson, New Jersey

Mayor Wilda Diaz, Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Mayor Harry L. Wyant, Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Mayor Sharon M. Robinson-Briggs, Plainfield, New Jersey

Mayor Jesse L. Tweedle Sr., Pleasantville, New Jersey

Mayor Gary Giberson, Port Republic, New Jersey

Mayor Pasquale Menna, Red Bank, New Jersey

Mayor Sandy Moscaritolo, River Edge, New Jersey

Mayor Jamel C. Holley, Roselle, New Jersey

Mayor Robert L. Davis, Salem, New Jersey

Mayor Brian P. Stack, Union City, New Jersey

Mayor Betty Simmons, Victory Gardens, New Jersey

Mayor Robert Romano, Vineland, New Jersey

Mayor Robert D. Parisi, West Orange, New Jersey

Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh, West Windsor, New Jersey

Mayor John E. McCormac, Woodbridge, New Jersey

Mayor Keith Kazmark, Woodland Park, New Jersey

Mayor Joe Murrietta, Grants, New Mexico

Mayor Kenneth D. Miyagishima, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Mayor Ray Alborn, Ruidoso, New Mexico

Mayor David Coss, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mayor Albert Campos Jr., Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Mayor Gloria J. Chavez, Tijeras, New Mexico

Mayor Gerald Jennings, Albany, New York

Mayor James Gaughan, Altamont, New York

Mayor Ann Thane, Amsterdam, New York

Mayor Peter R. Porcino, Ardsley, New York

Mayor Andrea Smallwood, Athens, New York

Mayor Randy Casale, Beacon, New York

Mayor Matthew T. Ryan, Binghamton, New York

Mayor Eugene Christopher, Broadalbin, New York

Mayor Byron Brown, Buffalo, New York

Mayor G. Wayne McIlroy, Carthage, New York

Mayor Jerome Kobre, Chestnut Ridge, New York

Mayor John A. Lane, Clinton, New York

Mayor John McDonald, Cohoes, New York

Mayor Mark Evans, Coxsackie, New York

Mayor Robert J. Foster, Deferiet, New York

Mayor Steven P. Hoffman, Depew, New York

Mayor Sally E. Burns, Delanson, New York

Mayor Randy Sterling, Dryden, New York

Mayor Allan A. Kasprzak, East Aurora, New York

Mayor Paul Rickenbach, East Hampton, New York

Mayor Henry Doerr, Elbridge, New York

Mayor Jeffrey Kaplan, Ellenville, New York

Mayor James Matthews, Ellisburg, New York

Mayor Stephen G. Sommers, Fabius, New York

Mayor Mark Olson, Fayetteville, New York

Mayor James J. Miccio, Fishkill, New York

Mayor Andrew Hardwick, Freeport, New York

Mayor Donald T. Brudie, Garden City, New York

Mayor John Diamond, Glens Falls, New York

Mayor Dayton J. King, Gloversville, New York

Mayor Jean A. Celender, Great Neck Plaza, New York

Mayor Ralph J. Kreitzman, Great Neck Village, New York

Mayor Barbara Moore, Greenwood Lake, New York

Mayor Martin Natoli, Hagaman, New York

Mayor Emery Cummings Jr., Hammondsport, New York

Mayor Peter Swiderski, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

Mayor Michael Kohut, Haverstraw, New York

Mayor Natale J. Tartamella, Head of the Harbor, New York

Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr., Hempstead, New York

Mayor Richard Beirman Sr., Herrings, New York

Mayor Bernard Jackson, Hillburn, New York

Mayor Joseph M. Lee, Hilton, New York

Mayor Richard B. Milne, Honeoye Falls, New York

Mayor Shawn Hogan, Hornell, New York

Mayor Brian C. Smith, Irvington, New York

Mayor Svante L. Myrick, Ithaca, New York

Mayor Samuel Teresi, Jamestown, New York

Mayor Susan Lopatkin, Kensington, New York

Mayor Shayne R. Gallo, Kingston, New York

Mayor Robert Blais, Lake George, New York

Mayor Ronald S. Cooper, Lake Success, New York

Mayor Anne H. McAndrews, Larchmont, New York

Mayor Martin Oliner, Lawrence, New York

Mayor Carl Luft, Lima, New York

Mayor Norman L. Marsh, Little Valley, New York

Mayor Corrine Kleisle, Lyons, New York

Mayor Barbara Clark, Madison, New York

Mayor Patricia McDonald, Malverne, New York

Mayor Mark-Paul Serafin, Manlius, New York

Mayor James F. Hidy, Massena, New York

Mayor Dennis Leahy, Maybrook, New York

Mayor Anthony Sylvester, Mechanicville, New York

Mayor Terry Grimshaw, Mexico, New York

Mayor Richard Donovan, Minoa, New York

Mayor James C. Purcell, Monroe, New York

Mayor Jeffrey Oppenheim, Montebello, New York

Mayor Gordon Jenkins, Monticello, New York

Mayor Ernest D. Davis, Mount Vernon, New York

Mayor Peter M. Blandino, Newark, New York

Mayor Judith L. Kennedy, Newburgh, New York

Mayor Donald J.  Ryan, New Hartford, New York

Mayor Noam Bramson, New Rochelle, New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York, New York

Mayor Paul A. Dyster, Niagara Falls, New York

Mayor Laura Nolan, North Haven, New York

Mayor Marvin Natiss, North Hills, New York

Mayor Robert G. Ortt, North Tonawanda, New York

Mayor Joseph Maiurano, Norwich, New York

Mayor Linda L. Witte, Olean, New York

Mayor Richard P. Miller Jr., Oneonta, New York

Mayor William R. Hanauer, Ossining, New York

Mayor Brian Wona, Otisville, New York

Mayor Paul Pontieri, Patchogue, New York

Mayor Mary Foster, Peekskill, New York

Mayor Anthony Fratto, Phoenix, New York

Mayor Christopher Sanders, Piermont, New York

Mayor Donald M. Kasprzak, Plattsburgh, New York

Mayor Robert Weitzner, Port Washington, New York

Mayor John Tkazyik, Poughkeepsie, New York

Mayor John Bruno, Ravena, New York

Mayor Daniel J. Dwyer, Rensselaer, New York

Mayor Kevin Neary, Richmondville, New York

Mayor John Durkin, Roslyn, New York

Mayor Matthew Bloomfield, Russell Gardens, New York

Mayor Jeffrey L. Pond, Salamanca, New York

Mayor Grant Rohrmoser, Sandy Creek, New York

Mayor Clyde Rabideau, Saranac Lake, New York

Mayor Gregge Harrian, Savona, New York

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy, Schenectady, New York

Mayor Paul F. Gee, Scottsville, New York

Mayor Omer Cousineau, Sharon Springs, New York

Mayor John Patterson, Sherman, New York

Mayor Leonard Szymanski, Sloan, New York

Mayor Karen Strickland, South Dayton, New York

Mayor Geoffrey N. Prime, South Floral Park, New York

Mayor Patricia DuBow, South Nyack, New York

Mayor Mark Epley, Southampton, New York

Mayor Letty J. Rudes, Spectulator, New York

Mayor Joyce Lobene, Spencerport, New York

Mayor Noramie F. Jasmin, Spring Valley, New York

Mayor Dagan LaCorte, Suffern, New York

Mayor Edward Stewart III, Sylvan Beach, New York

Mayor Stephanie A. Miner, Syracuse, New York

Mayor Ronald Pilozzi, Tonawanda, New York

Mayor Louis A. Rosamilia, Troy, New York

Mayor A. Martin Petrovic, Trumansburg, New York

Mayor Beth Greenwood, Tully, New York

Mayor Michael Esmay, Upper Nyack, New York

Mayor Theodore H. Young, Waterloo, New York

Mayor Michael P. Manning, Watervliet, New York

Mayor Brian D. McCoy, Wayland, New York

Mayor David Carr, Westfield, New York

Mayor John Ramundo Jr., West Haverstraw, New York

Mayor David Goldsmith, Wesley Hills, New York

Mayor Scott M. Burto, West Carthage, New York

Mayor Thomas M. Roach, White Plains, New York

Mayor Anthony C. Leone, Jr., Yorkville, New York

Mayor Mark Chilton, Carrboro, North Carolina

Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Mayor Bill Bell, Durham, North Carolina

Mayor Jackie Holcombe, Morrisville, North Carolina

Mayor Miles Atkins, Mooresville, North Carolina

Mayor Nancy McFarlane, Raleigh, North Carolina

Mayor Victor Varela, Ronda, North Carolina

Mayor Dennis Walaker, Fargo, North Dakota

Mayor Dan Pillow, Addyston, Ohio

Mayor Donald Plusquellic, Akron, Ohio

Mayor Bernard Baranowsko, Andover, Ohio

Mayor Ronald A. Bischof, Barnesville, Ohio

Mayor Merle S. Gorden, Beachwood, Ohio

Mayor Daniel Pocek, Bedford, Ohio

Mayor Fletcher Berger, Bedford Heights, Ohio

Mayor John Licastro, Bratenahl, Ohio

Mayor Samuel J. Alai, Broadview Heights, Ohio

Mayor David Seagraves, Brookville, Ohio

Mayor Lowell E. Anderson, Caldwell, Ohio

Mayor William J. Healy II, Canton, Ohio

Mayor Tammy D. Drobina, Carroll, Ohio

Mayor Diana Stockmaster, Centerburg, Ohio

Mayor Mark Mallory, Cincinnati, Ohio

Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland, Ohio

Mayor Edward Kelley, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Mayor Danny Stacy, Cleves, Ohio

Mayor Michael Coleman, Columbus, Ohio

Mayor William Armentrout, Creston, Ohio

Mayor Gary D. Leitzell, Dayton, Ohio

Mayor Gary L. Comer, DeGraff, Ohio

Mayor Terry L. Lindeman, Doylestown, Ohio

Mayor Gary Norton, East Cleveland, Ohio

Mayor Ted Andrzejewski, East Lake, Ohio

Mayor James P. Swoger, East Liverpool, Ohio

Mayor Patricia Burnside, Englewood, Ohio

Mayor Bill Cervenik, Euclid, Ohio

Mayor Thomas H. Nagel, Fairborn, Ohio

Mayor Charles H. Johnson, Forest Park, Ohio

Mayor Gary Middlemus, Frazeysburg, Ohio

Mayor Kirk Emmert, Gambier, Ohio

Mayor Dave Nelson, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio

Mayor Mark Williams, Genoa, Ohio

Mayor Alan Zaffiro, Golf Manor, Ohio

Mayor Ray E. DeGraw, Grandview Heights, Ohio

Mayor Gary Lee Young, Greenville, Ohio

Mayor Lance Westcamp, Groveport, Ohio

Mayor Richard L. Verga, Harveysburg, Ohio

Mayor Clifford Mason, Hebron, Ohio

Mayor Lou Bertrand, Hiram, Ohio

Mayor Susan J. Pelkowski, Holloway, Ohio

Mayor William A. Currin, Hudson, Ohio

Mayor Rich Blankenship, Ironton, Ohio

Mayor Jerry Fiala, Kent, Ohio

Mayor Deborah Neale, Lakeline, Ohio

Mayor David J. Berger, Lima, Ohio

Mayor Jo Ann Toczek, Linndale, Ohio

Mayor Patricia A. Fallot, Louisville, Ohio

Mayor Joseph M. Cicero Jr., Lyndhurst, Ohio

Mayor Donald Kuchta, Macedonia, Ohio

Mayor Steve Adams, Malvern, Ohio

Mayor Jeffrey A. Lansky, Maple Heights, Ohio

Mayor Joe A.  Matthews, Marietta, Ohio

Mayor Bruce G. Rinker, Mayfield Village, Ohio

Mayor Robert Schwab, McComb, Ohio

Mayor Glenn W. Holmes, McDonald, Ohio

Mayor Richard Cain, Mineral City, Ohio

Mayor James B. Waller, Minerva, Ohio

Mayor Steven L. Yagelski, Montpelier, Ohio

Mayor Susan Renda, Moreland Hills, Ohio

Mayor Charles Neff, Mount Sterling, Ohio

Mayor Mike Porter, Mt. Gilead, Ohio

Mayor Jeffrey C. Wherley, Nellie, Ohio

Mayor James A. Friel, Newcomerstown, Ohio

Mayor Daniel R. Brooks, North College Hill, Ohio

Mayor Terrance J. McConnell, North Kingsville, Ohio

Mayor Ed Klco, North Perry, Ohio

Mayor Kathy Mulcahy, Orange Village, Ohio

Mayor David T. Handwerk, Orrville, Ohio

Mayor Richard M. Bain, Pepper Pike, Ohio

Mayor Billy R. Spencer, Piketon, Ohio

Mayor Timothy Redden, Plymouth, Ohio

Mayor Timothy Sicafuse, Poland, Ohio

Mayor David A. Malone, Portsmouth, Ohio

Mayor Daniel J. Ursu, Richmond Heights, Ohio

Mayor William Nibert, Richwood, Ohio

Mayor William R. Flaute, Riverside, Ohio

Mayor John Berlin, Salem, Ohio

Mayor Earl M. Leiken, Shaker Heights, Ohio

Mayor Patrick C. Monahan, Shawnee Hills, Ohio

Mayor John Smith, Silverton, Ohio

Mayor Georgine Welo, South Euclid, Ohio

Mayor Matthew Brett, South Russell, Ohio

Mayor Warren Copeland, Springfield, Ohio

Mayor William C. Burkhardt, St. Bernard, Ohio

Mayor Domenick Mucci, Jr., Steubenville, Ohio

Mayor Clayton Weller, Sugarcreek, Ohio

Mayor Michael P. Bell, Toledo, Ohio

Mayor Mary Myers, Verona, Ohio

Mayor Daniel V. Wilczynski, Walbridge, Ohio

Mayor Doug Franklin, Warren, Ohio

Mayor Doug Shaw, Wauseon, Ohio

Mayor Allen Patchin, West Farmington, Ohio

Mayor Ann Schreiner, West Millgrove, Ohio

Mayor Kim Maggard, Whitehall, Ohio

Mayor William A. Margalis, Wickliffe, Ohio

Mayor Richard J. Bonde, Willowick, Ohio

Mayor Chuck Sammarone, Youngstown, Ohio

Mayor Jeff Tilton, Zanesville, Ohio

Mayor Kitty Piercy, Eugene, Oregon

Mayor Sam Adams, Portland, Oregon

Mayor James Hopely, Aldan, Pennsylvania

Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Mayor Charles T. Wahl, Ambler, Pennsylvania

Mayor Gretchen Dosch, Applewold, Pennsylvania

Mayor Bernard Killian, Aspinwall, Pennsylvania

Mayor Alexander Bennett, Jr, Baldwin, Pennsylvania

Mayor Phillip Ferrizzi, Bally, Pennsylvania

Mayor Donald L. Wunderler, Bath, Pennsylvania

Mayor Cloyd W. Wagner, Beavertown, Pennsylvania

Mayor Stanley Goldman, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Mayor Robin J. Gochenauer, Bendersville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Gail Stoudt, Bernville, Pennsylvania

Mayor John B. Callahan, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Mayor Robert M. Myers, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

Mayor Everett W. Saxton, Bolivar, Pennsylvania

Mayor Vincent H. Liebel, Boswell, Pennsylvania

Mayor Marianne Deery, Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Mayor Kenneth Lockhart, Brentwood, Pennsylvania

Mayor Verncel L. Creveling, Briar Creek, Pennsylvania

Mayor David Wonderling, Brookville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Lester J. Ward, Brownsville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Anna Marie Quader, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania

Mayor Loyce Harpster, Burnham, Pennsylvania

Mayor Margaret Stock, Butler, Pennsylvania

Mayor David H. Rhome, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Justin M. Taylor, Carbondale, Pennsylvania

Mayor Donald Baumgarten, Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania

Mayor Barbara A. Schlegel, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania

Mayor James S. Perry, Chalfant, Pennsylvania

Mayor Marilyn J. Becker, Chalfont, Pennsylvania

Mayor Peter Lagiovane, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Ronald W. Lockwood, Cherry Valley, Pennsylvania

Mayor John A. Linder, Chester, Pennsylvania

Mayor Paul H. McKenna, Churchill, Pennsylvania

Mayor Richard L. Lattanzi, Clairton, Pennsylvania

Mayor Andrea J. Estadt, Clarion, Pennsylvania

Mayor Harry Kelly, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Mayor James P. Schell, Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Mayor John Hartman, Cleona, Pennsylvania

Mayor Frank C. Kelly, Collingdale, Pennsylvania

Mayor Daniel Rutland, Colwyn, Pennsylvania

Mayor Allen Gyorko, Confluence, Pennsylvania

Mayor Joseph Carrelli, Conyngham, Pennsylvania

Mayor Anthony G. Celeste, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Mayor Mark J. Thomas, Cornwall, Pennsylvania

Mayor Timothy J. Carroll, Dallas, Pennsylvania

Mayor Helen Thomas, Darby, Pennsylvania

Mayor Thomas R. Lloyd, Dormont, Pennsylvania

Mayor John Lignelli, Donora, Pennsylvania

Mayor Josh Maxwell, Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Mayor Libby White, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Mayor Philip Krivacek, Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Mayor Betty M. Hays, Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania

Mayor Salvatore J. Panto, Jr., Easton, Pennsylvania

Mayor Louis J. Payne, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mayor Mark A. Pacilla, East Washington, Pennsylvania

Mayor J. Edward Cook, Edgewood, Pennsylvania

Mayor Wayne T. Murphy, Edgeworth, Pennsylvania

Mayor Ray Plummer, Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania

Mayor Joseph J. Cisco, Ellport, Pennsylvania

Mayor Anthony J. Court, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

Mayor Winfield Iobst, Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Mayor Dorothy H. Quinn, Emsworth, Pennsylvania

Mayor Joseph Sinnott, Erie, Pennsylvania

Mayor Gary Foster, Evans City, Pennsylvania

Mayor D. Gary Evans, Factoryville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Charles Moore, Falls Creek, Pennsylvania

Mayor Olive McKeithan, Farrell, Pennsylvania

Mayor Gary McBrien, Felton, Pennsylvania

Mayor Robert P. Frey, Folcroft, Pennsylvania

Mayor Kim Phillips, Frackville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Fred C. Moyer, Jr., Freeburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Gerald C. Yob, Freemansburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Edward F. Burns, Girardville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Arnie Bowser, Greensboro, Pennsylvania

Mayor Roy Del Rosario, Hamburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Linda Thompson, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Norm Hawkes, Hatboro, Pennsylvania

Mayor Ronald Cyphert, Hawthorn, Pennsylvania

Mayor John Hoerner, Highspire, Pennsylvania

Mayor Joseph R. Dodson, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Betty Esper, Homestead, Pennsylvania

Mayor Tim McGuire, Homewood Borough, Pennsylvania

Mayor Dee Dee Brown, Huntingdon Borough, Pennsylvania

Mayor George E. Hood, Indiana, Pennsylvania

Mayor Nicholas Yanosich, Industry, Pennsylvania

Mayor Gerald C. Croushore, Ingram, Pennsylvania

Mayor Charles Ritter, Ivyland, Pennsylvania

Mayor James C. Sanders, Jefferson, Pennsylvania

Mayor Ed Foley, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Mayor Wm. Dennis Buttoroff, Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania

Mayor Donald Bosh, Knoxville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Sandra Green, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Mayor Joseph Legnasky, Lake City, Pennsylvania

Mayor Rick Gray, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Mayor Christopher Blaydon, Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Mayor Jayne C. Young, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

Mayor Fred Feltenberger, Laureldale, Pennsylvania

Mayor Pete Poninsky, Leetsdale, Pennsylvania

Mayor Donald L. Rehrig, Lehighton, Pennsylvania    

Mayor Deborah A. Bargo, Lewiston, Pennsylvania

Mayor Nick Vay, Lincoln, Pennsylvania

Mayor John L. Mark, Liverpool, Pennsylvania

Mayor William D. Hart, Lykens, Pennsylvania

Mayor Randy Schlegel, Lyons, Pennsylvania

Mayor Thomas A. Bell, Mahaffey, Pennsylvania

Mayor Gerard J. McGlone, Jr., Malvern, Pennsylvania

Mayor Eric B. Phillips, Manheim, Pennsylvania

Mayor David Sturgess, Manor, Pennsylvania

Mayor Jeremy A. Berardinelli, Marianna, Pennsylvania

Mayor Alexander J. Chelik, Mayfield, Pennsylvania

Mayor Terry S. Bennett, McDonald, Pennsylvania

Mayor Weslee A. Clapper-Krepps, McKean, Pennsylvania

Mayor John Christopher Soff, Meadville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Bob McMahon, Media, Pennsylvania

Mayor Ethel I. Kellerman, Milesburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Thomas S. Kramer, Millbourne, Pennsylvania

Mayor John P. Antoline, Monaca, Pennsylvania

Mayor Mary Jo Smith, Monessen, Pennsylvania

Mayor John Dorin, Montoursville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Maureen A. Piselli, Morton, Pennsylvania

Mayor Timothy M. Allison, Mount Union, Pennsylvania

Mayor Raymond Bodnar, Munhall, Pennsylvania

Mayor Thomas Lush, Myerstown, Pennsylvania

Mayor Stephen Szymusiak, Nanty-Glo, Pennsylvania

Mayor Joseph Taylor, New Milford, Pennsylvania

Mayor Frances Tkach, New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mayor Mary M. Hetrick, Newport, Pennsylvania

Mayor Grace Angotti, New Salem, Pennsylvania

Mayor Nicholas W. DeSantis, New Stanton, Pennsylvania

Mayor  Lee I. Hall, North Charleroi, Pennsylvania

Mayor George F. McCloskey, Norwood, Pennsylvania

Mayor Thomas Reenock, Northampton, Pennsylvania

Mayor Michele Petrini Avvisato, Old Forge, Pennsylvania

Mayor Austin Scandiber, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Lewis Paul Cowher, Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania

Mayor Geoffrey L. Henry, Oxford, Pennsylvania

Mayor Fred Carpenter, Palmyra, Pennsylvania

Mayor William McCall, Parker, Pennsylvania

Mayor Ardele R. Gordon, Parkside, Pennsylvania

Mayor Robert Winkler, Penndel, Pennsylvania

Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mayor Bonnie Heath, Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Mayor John D.W. Reiley, Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer, Reading, Pennsylvania

Mayor Guillermo Udarbe, Ridgway, Pennsylvania

Mayor Desiree D. DeNicola, Roseto, Pennsylvania

Mayor Edwin W. Rosenberry, Saxton, Pennsylvania

Mayor Thomas C. Hufnagle, Sellersville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Anthony Hajjar, Seward, Pennsylvania

Mayor Joseph McGranghan, Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania

Mayor Robert O’Neil, Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

Mayor Richard Panza, Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Bruce Hockersmith, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Boyd Paul, Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania

Mayor William Meyer, Somerset, Pennsylvania

Mayor John Reynolds, Souderton, Pennsylvania

Mayor James C. Kennedy, South Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Clyde R. Wadsworth, South Fork, Pennsylvania

Mayor Elizabeth A. Goreham, State College, Pennsylvania

Mayor Thomas F. Acri, Steelton, Pennsylvania

Mayor Sherman Metzgar, Stockertown, Pennsylvania

Mayor William A. Boyd, Stoystown, Pennsylvania

Mayor Charles Baughman, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor Paul R. McArdle, Summit Hill, Pennsylvania

Mayor David L. Persing, Sunbury, Pennsylvania

Mayor Richard H. Lowe, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Mayor Luke Duignam, Tatamy, Pennsylvania

Mayor Jay R. Stover, Telford, Pennsylvania

Mayor Charles Harper, Three Springs, Pennsylvania

Mayor Kenneth Danser, Timblin, Pennsylvania

Mayor Francis B. Zalewski, Trainer, Pennsylvania

Mayor William Allar, Tremont, Pennsylvania

Mayor J. David Cutchineal, Tullytown, Pennsylvania

Mayor LeAnn Hritz, Tunnelhill, Pennsylvania

Mayor Adam R. Forgie, Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania

Mayor Thomas Micozzie, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Mayor Jeffrey Steffler, Wampum, Pennsylvania

Mayor Ester Cotner, Washingtonville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Richard A. Starliper, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

Mayor Carolyn T. Comitta, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Mayor Gerald W. Gross, West Easton, Pennsylvania

Mayor Ralph Harrington, West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

Mayor Dick Vargeson, Westfield, Pennsylvania

Mayor Frank Schmidt, West Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Mayor John W. Dindak, West Homestead, Pennsylvania

Mayor Mary E. Popovich, West Newton, Pennsylvania

Mayor John Henry, West View, Pennsylvania

Mayor James F. Nowalk, Whitehall Borough, Pennsylvania

Mayor Edward D. Hozza, Jr., Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania

Mayor Thomas M. Leighton, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Mayor John A. Thompson, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Mayor David Perruso, Wilson, Pennsylvania

Mayor Larry Markel, Windsor, Pennsylvania

Mayor Dolores Jones-Butler, Yeadon, Pennsylvania

Mayor John Sanford, Yoe, Pennsylvania

Mayor C. Kim Bracey, York, Pennsylvania

Mayor Alford Shull, York Springs, Pennsylvania

Mayor Joan Derco, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

Mayor Charles Lombardi, North Providence, Rhode Island

Mayor Angel Taveras, Providence, Rhode Island

Mayor Joseph Riley, Charleston, South Carolina        

Mayor Joseph T. McElveen, Jr., Sumter, South Carolina

Mayor Darrick Jackson, Timmonsville, South Carolina

Mayor Ron Littlefield, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mayor Thomas W. Taylor, Maryville, Tennessee

Mayor A C Wharton, Memphis, Tennessee

Mayor Tom Beehan, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Mayor Bill Lusk, Signal Hill, Tennessee

Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Austin, Texas

Mayor Tony Martinez, Brownsville, Texas

Mayor Carl D. Sherman, DeSoto, Texas

Mayor Richard Ward, Hurst, Texas

Mayor Dana Williams, Park City, Utah

Mayor Bob Kiss, Burlington, Vermont

Mayor Christopher C. Louras, Rutland City, Vermont

Mayor William B. Euille, Alexandria, Virginia

Mayor Faye Prichard, Ashland, Virginia

Mayor Paul D. Fraim, Norfolk, Virginia

Mayor Brian A. Moore, Petersburg, Virginia

Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Richmond, Virginia

Mayor William D. Sessoms Jr, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mayor H. Clarence Bauman, Chewelah, Washington

Mayor Garland D. Walton, Connell, Washington

Mayor Robert F. Sheckler, Des Moines, Washington

Mayor Will Ibershof, Duvall, Washington

Mayor Gary S. Jensen, Ferndale, Washington

Mayor Ron (Pete) Poulson, Kalama, Washington

Mayor David M. Ferguson, Mesa, Washington

Mayor Daniel N. Mork, Millwood, Washington

Mayor James F. Gerwig, Morton, Washington

Mayor Dennis Palmer, Oakesdale, Washington

Mayor Spencer Nichols, Pe Ell, Washington

Mayor Paul Warden, Prosser, Washington

Mayor Terry Anderson, SeaTac, Washington

Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle, Washington

Mayor Dianne W. White, Stanwood, Washington

Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma, Washington

Mayor Soo Ing-Moody, Twisp, Washington

Mayor Harold H. Howell Jr., Madison, West Virginia

Mayor William C. Whalen, Ashland, Wisconsin

Mayor Larry MacDonald, Bayfield, Wisconsin

Mayor Keith G. Bosman, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mayor Paul R. Soglin, Madison, Wisconsin

Mayor Justin M. Nickels, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Mayor Chris L. Meyer, Marshfield, Wisconsin

Mayor Kurt Sonnentag, Middleton, Wisconsin

Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mayor Steve Scaffidi, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Mayor John Dickert, Racine, Wisconsin

Mayor James E. Tipple, Wausau, Wisconsin

James Seigle December 20, 2012 at 01:33 PM
This Illegal Gun Law stuf is nothing But a Big Political! They know,that if they pass a law, only the Law-abiding Citizens, well pay any attention to it or the ones we already have! You well never stop a crime. If some one wants to break the laws,of any kind They well! Guns or otherwise. And the Politicians know this.
David Chesler December 20, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Most of the measures are already on the books in Connecticut, demonstrating just how ineffective they are. What's "Military style"? "approximately one out of five law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty is killed with assault weapons." As Professor Volokh writes, even if it turned out that most drunk drivers had consumed whiskey, we should expect that banning whiskey would have any impact on the problem, as they'd switch to some other liquor.
Aron Levy December 20, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Yup, but if they didn't have such easy access to, say, high capacity magazines, not as many people may have been dead. And Adam Lanza never should have had access to those firearms. My guns are in one safe, and my magazines and ammunition are in another. Each is keyed differerently and has a different combination. I keep a baseball bat next to my bed. How are you helping with responsible gun ownership?
William December 20, 2012 at 08:18 PM
It's a fact that if the shooter had to switch out 4 ten round mags he could have had the same death toll. The ONLY thing that can stop a "crazy" with a gun is someone sane with a gun. Any "ban" will only impact those who comply with the LAW.
Aron Levy December 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM
But if we can prevent the crazies from getting guns, there we wouldn't need armed teachers. I find it legitimately amazing that people (read: Wayne LaPierre) are actually advocating arming teachers. Have you lost touch with reality? Oh, and Lanza COULD have had the same death toll, but all that time spent fumbling with reloads is more time to attack him. I don't bring my guns near schools. And unless you're a cop, keep yours the hell away as well.
Jean December 21, 2012 at 01:03 PM
It is my belief that private gun owners should not be able to just sell to anyone. They should have to subject to the same laws as gun shops. Although this would not have affected the Newtown tragedy, because the mother purchased all her guns legally but failed to keep them out of the house with a mentally ill son. I am very much for more background checking and longer waiting periods. No one needs an assault rifle except for the military and police.
Jean December 21, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Schools need to be gun free zones. Arming teachers is not the answer.

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