Statement on control of assault rifles in our community

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For Immediate Release
February 16, 2018
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Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway

Statement on control of assault rifles in our community

 After the tragic events that took place in Florida earlier this week, many of us are reflecting on the safety of our children.

While we cannot control what happens nationally, I believe the City of Dallas should take the lead toward ensuring the safety of our families and loved ones within our own community.

I urge my fellow councilmembers to join in a conversation about opportunities here in Dallas to address the root causes of senseless violence including issues surrounding mental health as well as the proliferation of assault rifles that have been used to harm innocent people.

I respect an individual's Second Amendment rights; however, my hope is that our pressing on this grave issue will lead to a grassroots effort with the involvement of law enforcement, mental health and other agencies to find an effective solution to slow the accessibility of these assault rifles.