Mayors get the late-night calls when a cop is shot or a child is killed, and they know the toll that violence takes on our communities.

In 2006, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns as a coalition of 15 mayors. Since then, they have built a bipartisan group of more than 1,000 current and former mayors from nearly every state to fight for common-sense gun laws.

Together, our mayors have been leaders in promoting and advocating for common-sense laws that reduce gun violence and save lives.