The U.S. Conference of Mayors called on lawmakers Monday to tighten gun laws after a gunman killed 6 Sikh Temple attendees in Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sunday.
“While we don’t yet have information about the shooter’s motives, the weapons used, or how he obtained them, we do know that once again guns have been used in a mass killing of innocent people,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, the President of the conference, said in a statement. “The U.S. Conference of Mayors repeats its call for reasonable changes in our gun laws and regulations that could help to prevent senseless tragedies such as the one that has shocked Oak Creek and the nation.”
Nutter noted that Sunday’s shooting took place just 17 days after a mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater that left 12 dead.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors describes itself as non-partisan group and the official organization representing mayors from cities with populations over 30,000.