Some suburban and Downstate mayors are joining the mayor of Chicago in calling for a ban on military style weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines. Teresa Kernc, mayor of Diamond, in Grundy County, says as mayor she is supportive of a ban on certain types of military style weapons and large capacity magazines. She says there's a common concern about guns in communities and that's regardless of size, income or diversity.
The group of mayors calling for stronger gun regulations is encouraging other mayors to join the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition. While the Mayors Against Illegal Guns website lists nine mayors from Illinois who have joined the coalition, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has recruited 22 mayors to join the group.
(Posted 12-24-2012 at 11:43am, Illinois Radio Network)