Miner Urges 'Positive Action And Reaction' To Arizona Shooting

New York, NY – Mayor Stephanie Miner says she knows Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), and considers her a friend.

Speaking at an event for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's coalition - Mayors Against Illegal Guns - yesterday, Miner said Syracuse has seen its share of gun violence as well. She said the recent incidents show a need to reflect, and to use the violence for action she calls "a force for good."

"On behalf of the people of the city of Syracuse who have witnessed so much gun violence," said Miner, "and as somebody who calls Gabby Giffords a friend, I would urge everyone to get involved and make sure that we have a positive action and reaction to this tragedy."

Miner was joined at the event by Congressman Peter King (R-NY), who has introduced legislation making it illegal to bring a gun within 1,000 feet of a government official.