Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says he supports tighter gun restrictions and following the mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut he believes Americans are ready for a change.
"We're not naive, we know it will take a lot more," he said Monday. "But it's part of the issue of these incredible instances of gun violence and tragedies resulting from that."
Stanton said he is behind several changes to gun laws in the coming year.
"We are supportive of assault weapons regulations, reducing high capacity ammo magazines and eliminating gun show loopholes."
Stanton also supports placing more police officers in schools as resource officers, not armed guards, and feels that addressing mental health care in America will help reduce mass shootings.