Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn joined fourteen other local mayors in a PSA produced by Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG). The city leaders echo a call made by MAIG, co-founded by New York City Mayor and Medford native Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Tom Menino, that urges Congress to enact measures to reduce gun violence.
Mayor McGlynn has spoken in favor of measures to reduce gun violence before. He referenced Mayors Against Illegal Guns in a public statement he released following President Barack Obama’s gun control announcement in January.
“Mayors Against Illegal Guns have been lobbying the United States Congress to help end our nation’s epidemic of gun violence,” said Mayor McGlynn. “I am grateful that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden stepped forward on this critical issue. As President Obama stated: ‘I am charged with ensuring the safety of all American people’. I believe he has put forth sensible solutions that people on all sides of the gun debate can agree upon. President Obama has provided common sense proposals that will help save American lives and keep our children and grandchildren safe.”
At that time Mayor McGlynn also called upon Congress to advance some gun control measures.
“It is imperative that Congress takes immediate action to get assault weapons and high capacity magazines off our streets, as well as strengthen the background checks on all potential purchasers,” said McGlynn.