Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is taking a stand against guns by joining the bipartisan alliance, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The group, which has over 600 mayors among its members, advocates for better gun tracking and accountability for offenders. According to a release, Emanuel also supports what he calls "common-sense gun legislation" at the state level, including bans on concealed carry and assault weapons, hand gun titling and fee, universal background checks.
The issue of gun control hits home for the mayor. In Chicago, 80 percent of murder victims died by gunshot and the Illinois is the only state with a concealed carry ban.