Seattle Mayor joins fight for stronger gun laws

SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has joined a national effort to keep guns out of dangerous hands.

On Wednesday, Mayor Murray announced he joined the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a national bipartisan coalition of mayors fighting for common-sense gun laws.

The coalition has called on Washington to address the issue of gun violence - including requiring every gun buyer to pass a criminal background check and making gun trafficking a federal crime.

They're also working to require the names of prohibited purchasers be submitted to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

"I am committed to bringing an end to senseless gun violence in our neighborhoods. As a State Senator, I was proud to fight for sensible gun laws in Olympia and as mayor, I will help lead the fight to pass I-594, ensuring a background check on the sale of all guns in Washington," said Murray.