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REACTION TO JUNE 26 SUPREME COURT DECISION ON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GUN BAN
Crime & Homeland Security
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.

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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

For information please contact:

Laura Waxman
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
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