Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Mayors are leaders on public safety issues, and they know that common-sense gun laws and policies can keep guns out of the wrong hands.

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.



If you’re a mayor who supports Second Amendment rights but knows we can do so much more to protect our towns and cities, please join us by downloading and signing our Statement of Principles.

Signed forms may be sent to
or faxed to (917) 410-6932.