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Mayor Barrett Invited to Gun Violence Prevention Summit

May 26, 2016

Mayor Tom Barrett attended the 50 State Convening on Gun Violence Prevention Summit on Tuesday, May 24, at The White House in Washington DC.

The agenda focused on state and local efforts to prevent gun violence, including those focused on reducing gun violence in domestic abuse incidents and furthering research and development of smart gun technologies. Elected officials discussed ways that states can improve their reporting to the background check system.

While at the summit, the Mayor participated in a panel on background checks and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

“This is not something that gets done overnight. This is something that going to take effort at the local, state and national levels,” Mayor Barrett said. “We must do everything that we can to stop gun violence and create safer communities in Milwaukee and around the country.”

The 50 State Convening on Gun Violence Prevention Summit comes a week before National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2, where more than 100 mayors in 31 states, including Mayor Barrett, will help raise awareness of the efforts to prevent the tragic effects of gun violence. Mayor Barrett is a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

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