Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) is a coalition of over 600 mayors who support a number of gun control initiatives that the group calls “commonsense reforms” to fight illegal gun trafficking and gun violence in the United States. Most recently the group has focused on an effort to defeat a bill in Congress that would require each state to recognize carry licenses issued by other states.
The group was formed on April 25, 2006, during a summit held at Gracie Mansion in New York City that was hosted by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who serve as co-chairs of the coalition.
The coalition is composed of mayors from both these major political parties – the Progressive Party, and the Green Party, and its statement of principles has received the endorsement of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National Conference of Black Mayors. The majority of members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns are Democrats.
Mayor Bloomberg Spoke on this Topic very passionately; see his speech and judge for yourselves.