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dam <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> March 7, 2013 <br /> CONTACTS <br /> Erika Soto Lamb: esotolamb2crabengrou .com or 646-580-5281 <br /> Alex Katz: akatz l cityhall.n c.Gov or 617-721-3779 <br /> INDIANA MAYORS DEMAND ACTION FROM CONGRESS TO REDUCE GUN <br /> VIOLENCE <br /> Mayors of Gerry and South Bend Anrong 30 Mayors Featured in Neiv PSA; <br /> <br /> Mayors Against Illegal Guns today released a new PSA featuring 30 mayors <br /> demanding that Congress take immediate action to prevent gun violence. Indiana mayors <br /> featured in the ad are Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and South Bend Mayor Pete <br /> Buttigieg. The ad can be viewed here: www.DemandAction.orgNayors. <br /> The PSA marks a transition in the coalition's campaign from demanding a plan to <br /> demanding that Congress take action to pass legislation to require background checks for all <br /> sales, limit military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and make gun trafficking <br /> a federal crime. The bipartisan coalition now includes more than 900 mayors from 45 states and <br /> more than 1.4 million grassroots supporters. <br /> The coalition's call for action follows new polls released this week showing that likely <br /> voters in a wide range of states and congressional districts overwhelmingly support background <br /> checks for all gun sales. The average support for background checks for all gun sales among 41 <br /> congressional district polls was 89 percent; the average among 21 statewide polls was 86 <br /> percent. The findings of these surveys can be found at <br /> "Americans overwhelmingly support background checks to keep guns out of the hands <br /> of criminals," said Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. <br /> Bloomberg. "Now it's time for Congress to stand with their constituents to pass a law requiring <br /> background checks for all gun sales— and to take other common sense steps that will save lives." <br /> "Mayors are on the front lines in the fight against gun violence—that's why so many <br /> have joined our coalition since Newtown," Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair and Boston <br /> Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. "The numbers don't lie— support for background checks and <br /> other sensible reforms is clear. That's why we're demanding our leaders in Washington help us <br /> to protect our communities and keep our children safe. Now is the time for action." <br /> "More than a million Americans have united in demanding that our leaders in <br /> (more) <br />