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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 02:24 PM

U.S. Mayors' gun control group merges with Moms Demand Action

Source: Reuters

U.S. Mayors' gun control group merges with Moms Demand Action

NEW YORK Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:03pm EST

(Reuters) - Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun control group founded and financed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced on Thursday it will merge with another gun control group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

The mayors' group will unite its grassroots, policy and field forces with the mothers' group "to enact common-sense policies that respect the rights of gun owners while keeping firearms out of dangerous hands," the groups said in a statement.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns was formed in 2006 as the brainchild of Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, both of whom will leave office at the end of the year. They argued that mayors were uniquely sensitive to gun violence as it often falls to them to comfort the families of slain police officers.

The group now includes more than 1,000 mayors.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/19/us-usa-politics-guns-idUSBRE9BI0XF20131219

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billh58 Dec 2013 #1

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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:20 PM

1. Great news, and

the sensible gun control movement continues to grow.

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