Newark mayor calls for stricter national gun laws

Dan Ivers for reports:

Mayor Ras Baraka has joined a chorus of politicians calling for stronger federal gun policies in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C. church that killed 9 people….

“The problem is that there’s no national policy that enforces most of these things,” he said, noting that many of the guns used in local shootings have been transported from southern states with looser regulations….

“We need a national gun policy that restricts some of these purchases across state lines. That’s extremely important…We have to have the courage to begin to push for those laws.”

Baraka’s declaration comes as debate over gun laws once again finds a place in the national discourse, spurred largely in Charleston – which claimed the life of a Newark native.

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