Charleston Mayor Joe Riley is one of 30 mayors from around the country appearing in a media campaign on gun-law reform.
“Mayors Against Illegal Guns” released the public service message Thursday to demand that Congress take action to prevent gun violence. The ad can be viewed at www.DemandAction.org/Mayors.
The ad is running on the web only for now. Riley filmed his segment during a visit to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., in January, the group said.
The message is a push by supporters that Congress pass legislation requiring background checks for all sales, limit military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines, and make gun-trafficking a federal crime.
The group includes more than 900 mayors from 45 states and more than 1.4 million grassroots supporters, it said.