Several mayors in Vermont are banding together to speak out about reducing gun violence.
John Hollar of Montpelier, Chris Louras of Rutland, Miro Weinberger of Burlington and Thom Lauzon of Barre are asking for more action from Washington to reduce gun violence.
The mayors are joining a bipartisan coalition of more than 800 mayors and more than a million grassroots supporters calling for background checks for all gun buyers.
The effort is called "Mayors Against Illegal Guns."
The national campaign is seeking criminal background checks on all gun sales, including private sales and sales at gun shows. They’re also seeking to renew a national ban on the sale of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines, and to make gun-trafficking a federal crime.