Mayor Heartwell Speaks Out on Gun Control
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-
During Tuesday’s regular Grand Rapids city Commission meeting, Mayor George Heartwell took a few minutes to speak off agenda about the recent school massacre in Connecticut and the debate about guns.
Heartwell, a democrat, is urging state and federal leaders to change policy when it comes to gun control.
“Today I call on Governor Snyder to veto the bill sent to him in lame duck session, which would among other things would allow guns to be carried into schools, today I call on President Obama to introduce meaningful gun reform,” said Heartwell during the meeting.
“He (President Obama) can start by reinstating the ban on assault weapons that was lifted by his predecessor.”
Heartwell, who is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, said no rational human being in light of the elementary school massacre, where 20 innocent children were killed and six adults, should raise a voice on such a ban.