MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:21:49 +0000 Mayors urge federal action to stem gun violence http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/f44a3160835a467eaf4227a20cf6344f Mayors of cities touched by mass shootings gathered Tuesday for a virtual news conference to again urge swift federal action to stem gun violence. (June 16) f44a3160835a467eaf4227a20cf6344f Tue, 15 Jun 2021 22:03:10 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:++QUALITY AS INCOMING++++EDIT BEGINS AND ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++US CONFERENCE OF MAYORSDayton, Ohio - 15 June 20211. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Nan Whaley, (D) Dayton: "We need leaders in Washington to wake up to this crisis. Wake up."++WHITE FLASH++US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS Austin, Texas - 15 June 20212. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Steve Adler, (D) Austin: "We cannot police ourselves out of this crisis. One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety."++WHITE FLASH++US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS Houston -15 June 20213. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Sylvester Turner, (D) Houston: "Imagine if we were as focused on access to counseling as we are with access to carrying a gun. Helping end gun violence means changing the choices people make, people who are hurting without hope and think violence is the only means available to them. Law enforcement can do a lot, but we as a community have got to start valuing the lives and unequal opportunity that our cities live with every single day."STORYLINE:Mayors of cities touched by mass shootings gathered Tuesday for a virtual news conference to urge swift federal action to stem gun violence.They included Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago, where eight people were shot Tuesday morning, four fatally, in a single attack, and Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, Texas, where 14 people were wounded last weekend.The news conference was organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Its leader, Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio, implored the Biden Administration to use executive actions and in her words, "drive Congress off the sidelines and do something.""We need leaders in Washington to wake up to this crisis. Wake up, " said WhaleyLightfoot urged the federal government to get tougher on federally licensed gun dealers she says are selling guns to people who then hand them over to others who aren't legally able to buy guns. "We cannot police ourselves out of this crisis," said Adler. "One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety."Texas state lawmakers just approved unlicensed carrying of handguns.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Mayors of cities touched by mass shootings gathered Tuesday for a virtual news conference to again urge swift federal action to stem gun violence. (June 16) Mayors urge federal action to stem gun violence