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Posted on 01.21.07
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  • Posted on 01.21.07

Mayor Francis Slay is scheduled to join fifty of his fellow mayors in Washington, D.C, this week to discuss strategies to make St. Louis safer by cracking down on illegal guns.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bi-partisan coalition of more than 120 mayors from across the country, will convene the day-long summit on Tuesday, January 23rd, a day before a meeting of the US Conference of Mayors.

MAIG works to find ways to implement these principles:

  • Punish — to the maximum extent of the law — criminals who possess, use, and traffic in illegal guns.
  • Target and hold accountable irresponsible gun dealers who break the law by knowingly selling guns to straw purchasers.
  • Oppose all federal efforts to restrict cities’ right to access, use, and share trace data that is so essential to effective enforcement, or to interfere with the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to combat illegal gun trafficking.
  • Work to develop and use technologies that aid in the detection and tracing of illegal guns.
  • Support all local state and federal legislation that targets illegal guns; coordinate legislative, enforcement, and litigation strategies; and share information and best practices.