Mayors across the country have helped defeat legislation in the U.S. Senate that would have interfered with the right of states to control their own public safety laws. The Thune Amendment would have forced law enforcement to recognize concealed carry permits issued by every other state, including states with the weakest rules. Mayors Against Illegal Guns does not take a position on the general issue of concealed carry. Instead, the coalition believes each state should have the right to use its own judgment in deciding how to grant concealed carry permits.
Read the statements from the coalition co-chairs
Get the Facts on the Thune Amendment
Read the coalition's letter to Congress
Read the letter from the IACP
Read the letter from the Major Cities Chiefs
Read the coalition's Thune Amendment press releases