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Beverly Hills City Council Unanimously Supports Gun Reform

The council is backing gun reform at home and across the nation.

The following is a press release from the City of Beverly Hills.

The Beverly Hills City Council has unanimously agreed to support local, state and national efforts to reduce gun violence and keep Beverly Hills schools and the community safe.

In response to the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, last month, the five council members resolved to do everything within the council’s power to help reduce both the number of firearms and access to firearms in Beverly Hills and the nation.

“We can’t have these kinds of crimes occurring on our streets and in our schools,” Mayor William Brien said at the Jan. 8 study session. “We must have the strictest ordinances and laws possible to make our community safe.”

Measures discussed include strong advocacy efforts in support of gun control legislation in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Although California state laws supersede many local gun restriction options, the council also directed staff to find ways to strengthen current firearms ordinances and further reduce access to firearms and ammunition in Beverly Hills.  

Mayor Brien will carry this message to the U.S. Conference of Mayors next week in Washington, D.C.

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AJ Willmer January 10, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Thank you Mayor Brien and Beverly Hills City Council, "Although California state laws supersede many local gun restriction options, the council also directed staff to find ways to strengthen current firearms ordinances and further reduce access to firearms and ammunition in Beverly Hills. "
Marie Cunningham January 10, 2013 at 06:56 PM
@News Reporter Your comments are being removed for your unfounded attacks on others (including me). Here's your warning. Keep it up and your account will be suspended. Marie
Darcy Blaze January 16, 2013 at 08:13 AM
The US has a population of 300 million with around 9,000 gun deaths a year. The UK with a population of 62 million has around 45 gun deaths a year, pro capita 40 times less than the US. How do we do it? All guns are illegal except shotguns. http://www.darcyblaze.com/

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