Reducing Gun Violence and Building Safer Communities

FEB. 11, 2010

In 2006, Mike Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns as a coalition of 15 mayors. Since then, the bipartisan group has grown to more than 1,000 current and former mayors from nearly every state who are all fighting for common-sense gun laws.

Now, the coalition has joined with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the biggest grassroots organization of moms working together to reduce gun violence, and formed Everytown for Gun Safety. Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America -- and for too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to make the common-sense changes that will save lives.

Together with more than 2 million moms, cops, teachers, survivors, and everyday Americans, mayors continue to promote and advocate for common-sense laws that reduce gun violence and save lives.

Follow @Everytown on Twitter for updates on the fight to reduce gun violence.