How Mayor Lightfoot Can Use the Power of Chicago's Purse to Create Safer Guns

DNSIB, Gun Safety, Do Not Stand Idly By, Metro IAF

How Mayor Lightfoot Can Use the Power of Chicago's Purse to Create Safer Guns

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Chicago Sun Times

As the Sun-Times asked last week in an editorial praising Walmart’s decision to further limit gun sales, “Who will be next?”

The leaders of United Power for Action and Justice hope it will be Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

We, along with our affiliated religious and civic organizations in the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation in three other counties in Illinois and across the country, urge Lightfoot to join a growing Gun Safety Consortium initiated by Metro IAF and three mayors in her home state of Ohio.

The consortium is a vehicle for cities, counties and states to use their combined purchasing power to advance the cause of gun safety in the United States. Government buys 40% of the guns in the United States, but has not made full use of this market leverage to push the gun industry to improve its products and practices....