In response to the four shootings that took place over the weekend in Austin, Chicago, Cleveland, and Savanna, 27 Democratic mayors sent a letter to Biden urging him to tighten federal gun laws.
The mayors requested that Biden push for gun sale restrictions, universal background checks, and ‘assault weapon’ bans.
“We want to work with President Biden through executive actions to strengthen the tools we already have, and we want him to know that we will stand with him to drive Congress to get off the sidelines and do something,” said Cleveland Mayor Nan Whaley, organizer of the letter.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said, “This isn’t about imposing on someone’s Second Amendment rights. It is about making sure that our children have a real future, that we don’t keep hearing from our parents that they’re afraid to let their children out on a warm sunny day.”
Although Biden has not yet responded, it is clear that the president is willing to crack down on firearms. Two months ago in April, Biden signed several executive orders focused on firearm restrictions.