Daley Going Global With Anti-Gun Campaign
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is taking his anti-gun campaign worldwide.
Daley spoke yesterday at the Global Cities Forum named after his father at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He wants gun trafficking and gun violence to be part of a global agenda.
More than a dozen mayors joined Daley in signing a resolution calling on the United States and other national governments to address the issue.
DALEY: Because they don't want our guns. They don't want these weapons of destruction, and not mass destruction, just destruction of human beings. They don't want these anymore. They call upon the United States government to take a leadership role addressing the issue of global gun violence by imposing greater oversight and accountability of the gun industry.
The mayors are calling on international courts to hold gun manufacturers responsible for damages. When asked if world courts have that power, Daley said, "That's why we have about 12 million lawyers."
The mayors of several cities, including Paris, Mexico City, Philadelphia and Amman, Jordan joined Daley as he also challenged the news media to increase coverage of international gun trade and gun trafficking.