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Mayor Warren Talks With Congressional Black Caucus About Gun Violence

Jul 14, 2016

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Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has been in Washington this week meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to talk about ways to stop gun violence.

House Democrats have been pushing for some stricter measures like expanded background checks for gun purchases.

Warren told Time Warner Cable News her city is too often the victim of violence.

"At 12:30 a.m. I got a call that a young man had been killed again in my city. This is not just last night, the night before last as well. So, we recognize that illegal weapons are plaguing our communities and we need to have some kind of common sense gun reform so our cities can move forward” 

Warren's trip to Washington follows her "100 Cities to Reduce Gun Violence" initiative, joining the African American Mayors' Association and others in an effort to create a national movement to stop gun violence.