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Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns, and we can't accept the flaws in our background check system that lead to these tragic deaths.

The recent shooting in Tucson is another tragic reminder of how easy it is for dangerous people to get their hands on guns.

Our gun laws are designed to prevent felons, the mentally ill, and drug abusers from purchasing guns.  But the background check system is broken, and loopholes in the law allow criminals to buy guns with no questions asked.

Please join 550 Mayors from around the country in sending a message to Congress to Fix Gun Checks by taking two important steps:

1) Get all the names of people who should be prohibited from buying guns into the background check system.

2) Require a background check for every gun sale in America.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
The recent shootings in Tucson have once again exposed flaws in America’s efforts to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, drug abusers, the mentally ill and other dangerous people.

I am joining more than 550 U.S. Mayors in calling on Congress to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people by taking two critical steps:

1) Get all the names of people who should be prohibited from buying guns into the background check system.

2) Require a background check for every gun sale in America.

Every day in America, 34 people are murdered with guns. We can't accept the flaws in our background check system that lead to these tragic deaths.