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Statement Of The U.S. Conference Of Mayors President Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter On This Morning's Mass Shooting In Newtown

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors President Philadelphia (PA) Michael A. Nutter today issued the following statement on the Connecticut school shooting: 

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"Again and again and again, Americans are stunned by senseless acts of violence involving guns. Today's tragedy targeting young children in Newtown is incomprehensible. 

"On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors, I send our condolences to the victims, their families, and their community. We know that Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy are doing everything possible today to help the community cope with so much loss and pain.

"Too many times this year, mayors have expressed shock at a mass shooting.  The Conference has been calling for sensible gun laws to protect the public for more than 40 years.  We hope that today's monstrous act of gun violence finally forces this nation's leaders to make reasonable changes in our gun laws and regulations – changes that will help prevent senseless tragedies such as the one that has rocked Newtown and the nation.

"As a country, we don't need more debate, no more excuses.  The time for action is now."

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,295 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/usmayors, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.

SOURCE The U.S. Conference of Mayors

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