MAIG Celebrates End of Imported “Military-Grade Weapons”

M1 Garand (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

STATEMENT OF MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS CO-CHAIRS ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE

Joint Statement of Co-Chairs New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino: 

“Today, President Obama enacted two important executive actions that close a deadly loophole in our background check system and prevent military-grade weapons from flooding our streets. Military-grade weapons have no place in our communities, and the White House’s action builds upon proposals made by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. By enforcing the existing ban on the import of these military-grade firearms, President Obama and Vice President Biden are taking concrete steps to ensure that our streets are safer for all Americans. Every day, 33 people are murdered with guns in our country, and it’s time for Congress to stop dragging its feet and pass common-sense reforms that keep criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from illegally buying guns.”