Mayor John Cooper

I’m hopeful that we will see common sense gun violence legislation passed this week as
our state lawmakers convene for a special session on public safety.
Gun violence does not have partisan boundaries so political party affiliation should not
dictate how we approach gun law reforms.

I urge our legislators to listen to the residents of this great state. Sensible reforms can
prevent senseless killings. Our legislators can take action to keep our communities safe
while still preserving the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.

After the tragic murders at the Covenant School, now is the moment for state
lawmakers to turn statements of sympathy and prayers into action and leadership.