Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal is one of more than 850 mayors in support of keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns ran a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl, calling for lawmakers to pass rules requiring background checks on guns. Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal is a member of Mayor Against Illegal Guns. Rosenthal joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 22 other Illinois mayors, last December, in Mayors Against Illegal Guns, after the Newtown tragedy, according to a City of Chicago news release. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a coalition of more than 850 mayors that advocates for gun control laws. The coalition aims to protect the rights of Americans to own guns, while fighting to keep criminals from possessing guns illegally, according to the Mayors Against Illegal Guns website.
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As Vice President Joe Biden prepares to meet with the National Rifle Association and other gun-ownership groups for talks at the White House Thursday, many politicians have voiced what they think should be done to curb gun violence. Among those politicians are several North Shore village mayors and presidents who recently joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to call for stronger gun regulation as part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition aimed at cracking down on illegal guns. The coalition recently aired a commercial featuring Roxanna Green, the mother of one of those killed in the 2011 Tucson shootings, urging people to sign a petition on www.DemandAPlan.org. Below is a look at how other state and local leaders are taking action in…