Thanks to Mayors Against Illegal Guns supporters like you who called their leaders in Washington, President Obama and Congress came together at the eleventh hour to defeat a budget proposal that would have blocked ATF efforts to investigate and disrupt assault weapons trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The budget rider, known as the Boren Amendment, would have undermined America’s law enforcement officials and put our communities at risk. But after a barrage of calls and messages from concerned citizens, the White House and congressional leaders sided with the American people over the fringe gun lobby.
At a time when gun violence is spilling across our border, we’re encouraged by this sign that Washington may be ready to help law enforcement save lives. And with supporters like you by our side, our coalition will continue to build on this important victory.
Thanks for all you do to keep our communities safe,
Mayors Against Illegal Guns