Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Thank you, Mr. President. I just wanted to say a few words relative to Councilman Johnson's comments. First of all, I want to thank you and thank Councilman Jones and Councilman Johnson for all the work you've been doing over the years relative to gun safety, gun violence, crime, and gun control, and I admire all that you've done. One of the things that I would like to accomplish in this resolution is that while we wait for the national debate on gun control, assault weapons, multi-clip magazines, and background checks and the like and mental health issues, is that while we're waiting for that and while we're urging it and while

we support it, we still have resources

here that the District Attorney employs

and that the Police Commissioner employs

and that the mental health community

employs. And while we're waiting for the

changes, I think going into our budget

cycle, I think we need to examine what's

successful, things like GunStat, the 2.0 program. Those kinds of issues may need to be bulked up a bit while we wait for national assistance or state -- I doubt state assistance, but we'll always hold out some hope for that.

So that's where I want to concentrate on that particular hearing as to what our law enforcement, mental health folks need to do a better job within the confines of the existing laws that we have to live with. So I appreciate your help with that.

Thank you, Mr. President.

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