York City Mayor Kim Bracey is scheduled to join mayors from across the country in Washington, D.C., Wednesday evening to respond to President Barack Obama's gun proposals, which he announced in a news conference Wednesday.

Bracey is included in a list of speakers, according to a news release from the city.

Other speakers include the chief policy adviser to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Stephen Barton, a survivor of the movie-theater shooting in Aurora, Colo.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a national coalition of which Bracey is a member, announced earlier this week that mayors would gather in D.C. today to advocate for "common-sense gun laws."

The group also sent a letter to the White House and all members of Congress soon after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The letter included three proposals aimed at preventing gun violence.

First, the coalition is proposing to require background checks for all gun sales - including sales over the Internet and at gun shows.

Second, the mayors want restrictions on the purchase and transfer of military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.

And, finally, they want to make gun trafficking a federal crime and enhance penalties for gun traffickers.

According to a news release, Bracey will ask representatives in Congress to support the Fix Gun Checks Act, which would require background checks for all gun sales and "also improves the reporting of relevant mental health records into the nation's gun background check database.


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Bracey could not be immediately reached for comment Wednesday.