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File #: 28712    Version: 1 Name: Urging the U.S. Congress and the President of the United States to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/2/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL - DISCUSSION
On agenda: 1/8/2013 Final action: 1/8/2013
Enactment date: 1/9/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00005
Title: Urging the U.S. Congress and the President of the United States to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition.
Sponsors: Sue Ellingson, Anita Weier, Shiva Bidar, Tim Bruer, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Jill Johnson, Steve King, Bridget R. Maniaci, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Scott J. Resnick, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Marsha A. Rummel, Chris Schmidt, Paul E. Skidmore, Paul R. Soglin, Brian L. Solomon, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
1/8/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Unanimously Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.24, & 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/2/20131 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
 
Title
Urging the U.S. Congress and the President of the United States to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition.
 
Body
WHEREAS, it has become all too common for citizens of the United States to be attacked in public and private places by persons with military-style weapons and ammunition clips capable of killing dozens of people in a few minutes; and,
 
WHEREAS, the most recent horrific attack -- on an elementary school -- resulted in the death of 20 six- and seven-year-olds and six staff members; and,
 
WHEREAS, there is no place in a civil society for weapons and ammunition of this type; and,
 
WHEREAS, citizens should be able to leave their homes secure in the knowledge that they will not be mowed down by those armed to kill dozens of innocent victims; and,
 
WHEREAS, the best way to protect children and adults in our Madison schools, churches, malls, theaters and other places is to ban these types of weapons,
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Madison Common Council urges the Congress and President of the United States to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition.