Touring Gun Control Campaign Makes Stop in Florida

By: Eyewitness News, AP Email
By: Eyewitness News, AP Email

MIAMI (AP) -- April 18, 2011 -

A national gun control campaign is making a stop in South Florida.

The Fix Gun Checks Truck Tour will be in Miami on Monday. The
tour was started in the wake of the Tucson shootings by a
bipartisan coalition of mayors from around the country, including
30 in Florida. It features a clock that tolls the number of
Americans killed with guns since the Jan. 8 shootings that killed
six people and critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

The mayors want Congress to pass a law that would subject every
gun sale to a background check. They also want the names of people
prohibited from buying a gun listed in a central database.

Mayor John Marks of Tallahassee is a "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" coalition member according to their website.

For more information on the group, click on the link below.

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