Watertown Town Manager Michael Driscoll signed a letter urging Congress to take a vote on gun control legislation, along with other mayors and town mangers from Massachusetts.
The letter was organized by Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who presented it at a recent gathering of municipal leaders from the 5th Massachusetts Congressional District. See the letter from the mayors below.
The letter urges House Speaker Paul Ryan to allow a vote on legislation that would prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining guns, and expand background checks on those seeking to buy guns.
The meeting was for town managers, mayors and town administrators, but Driscoll could not attend. Instead, Town Councilor Susan Falkoff attended. Driscoll signed the letter this week.
Also at the meeting, Falkoff said municipal leaders discussed common problems.
“Transportation is as big a problem as here, and also the opioid epidemic,” Falkoff said. “Congresswoman Clark said (opioids) is virtually the only problem Republicans and Democrats agree on.”