REACTION TO JUNE 26 SUPREME COURT DECISION ON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GUN BAN
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO: Gun Ruling Reverberates with Mayors, Police
Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz
Statement by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels
Reaction of Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and Other City Officials
Reaction of Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer
Statement by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley
|STATEMENT OF MAYOR RICHARD M. DALEY REGARDING SUPREME COURT DECISION ON WASHINGTON DC GUN LAW
We are disappointed in the Court's decision, just as we expressed our concern months ago when the Court agreed to hear this case.
The Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution allows an individual to have a gun in his home, but the opinion continues to allow conditions on gun sales and bans on gun possession by felons or the mentally disabled and laws barring guns from schools or government buildings.
In vast numbers, guns are involved in violent crimes in cities and communities across our nation. Today, gun violence has become a national epidemic. We need fewer guns on our streets, not more.
Chicago has done everything it can do legislatively to stop the flow of guns into our City.
On behalf of the people of Chicago and especially those who have lost children or other loved ones to gun violence, we will examine the Court's decision carefully. But we believe our strict gun legislation as drafted remains constitutional despite today's ruling.
Statement by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Statement by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Statement by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
Statement by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
Statement by Toronto Mayor David Miller
Statement by Brady Center to Prevent Handgun Violence President Paul Helmke