To match feature USA-GUNS/MAYORS

 
To match feature USA-GUNS/MAYORS
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) signs a "Statement of Principles" intended to unite U.S. mayors in the fight against illegal guns as Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (C), Trenton, New Jersey Mayor Douglas Palmer and other mayors watch during a ceremony at Gracie Mansion in New York in this April 25, 2006 file photo. Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns two years ago, a group that has grown to some 250 mayors representing cities with a population of 50 million in 40 states. Their goal is to help police stop the flow of illegal guns used in crimes, and they want data on guns used in crimes to be made available to the public. In the process, they clash with the National Rifle Association, which vigorously defends Americans' constitutional right to bear arms. The NRA wants gun trace data available only to the police. To match feature USA-GUNS/MAYORS REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky/Files (UNITED STATES)