Walnut Creek Mayor Cindy Silva will do some studying and discussing before she places her name alongside 750 other mayors on a letter urging Congress and the White House to take action to end gun violence in the country.
The letter was written by the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns and was sent to President Obama today in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting last week.
In the letter, the group urges the White House and Congress to require all gun owners to pass a criminal background check, remove high capacity weapons from the streets and make gun trafficking a federal crime.
It also urges the president to appoint an ATF director and prosecute people who try to purchase firearms when they know they aren't eligible to do so.
You can read the entire letter here.
Silva said she wasn't told about the letter until Wednesday afternoon. She will be out of the country for part of the holidays, so she wants to take a closer look at the proposal after the first of the year.
Silva said she also wants to discuss the letter with her fellow council members as well as the police department before signing it.