Mayor Suttle "Demands Action" to End Gun Violence
It's the largest campaign in U.S. history to address gun violence.Photo: Video by kmtv.com
CREATED Mar. 28, 2013
Omaha, NE - "Mayors are on the front line in the fight against gun violence."
Joining mayors from hundreds of cities, Jim Suttle is pushing congress for more.
"Now it's time for congress to stand with us to pass the legislation requiring background checks."
One hundred of those cities took action including Denver, Phoenix, Madison, Columbus and Omaha.
It's the largest campaign in U.S. history to address gun violence.
Families whose lives have been turned upside down by crime tape and flashing lights support this message.
Families like the founder and former Executive of Impact One, Janette Taylor's and the Founder and CEO of Compassion in Action, Teela Mickles.
"Just this past summer, I lost 2 cousins to gun violence."
"His life was taken by an illegal gun."
Community leaders like Pastor Greg Ashley agree, the loss of loved ones to guns is something the city of Omaha won't stand for, anymore.
"That is very important for us, to have background checks. We don't who's mentally ill, we don't know who has a vendetta."
Now, the nation is urging congress to require background checks on all gun sales.
A national day, to "Demand Action."
"We're tired of looking over short caskets. We're tired of having to bury our young people."