‘Common-sense’ gun resolution on Savannah council agenda

‘Common-sense’ gun resolution on Savannah council agenda

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@deannsk Mass shootings and “political inaction” across the country have led the Savannah City Council to consider a resolution asking legislators to take action. The resolution asking for “common-sense” gun legislation is on Thursday’s regular meeting agenda. Alderman Julian Miller asked for the resolution on the issue at the Aug. 15 council meeting following a recent mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, with nine dead and a Philadelphia, Pa., incident where six police officers were shot. Miller, who is not running for re-election, said there were a number of areas where he’d like to see legislative action, including limiting magazine rounds, banning assault weapons and background checks. Alderman Van Johnson said at that meeting that he’d previously brought up the issue at council over the last few years and is more than ready for steps we can take now. “I support the Second Amendment but I think we (also) do have the right not to get shot,” Johnson said at the Aug. 15 meeting. The resolution states that the city of Savannah urges the Georgia General Assembly and the United States Congress to take action to address gun violence, and “echoes the calls for ‘votes and laws,’ not just thoughts and prayers to address the emergency of gun violence in our nation.” It also states that “ongoing political inaction forces the Savannah City Council to confront the limited ability a local governments to enact common-sense gun safety measures in their communities…” Specifically, the resolution asks that members of Savannah’s legislative […]

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