City Council Discusses Gun Control
Mayor Raul Salinas is hoping that gun control will prevent another deadly school shooting like the recent one in Connecticut that claimed the lives of 26 people.
He's also hoping it will keep people in Mexico safer.
During a special city council meeting, among the items discussed on the agenda was one topic weighing heavy on many people' s minds, gun control.
"Who would believe that some gunman would go in there and shoot multiple times children, innocent kids. It is incredible so something has to be done."
Mayor Salinas says they understand and respect people's right to bear arms and don't want to change that, but wants to protect the citizens.
"We need to have legislation to make sure that people that are mentally ill do not have access to weapons."
He also wants to see the type of guns available for purchase change.
"Who really needs an AK47? For what? For hunting? I don't think so."
Mayor Salinas says assault rifles are ending up in dangerous hands, especially across the border.
"We've seen weapons going south and we need to stop that. Those weapons are killing or hurting people."
"I think something needs to be done and it needs to be done now."