Central Pa. mayors in D.C. to discuss gun control

Several mayors from Central Pennsylvania are in the nation’s capitol for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

They included Harrisburg’s Linda Thompson, York’s Kim Bracey and Lancaster’s Rick Gray.

The president of the group, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, said the group will discuss President Obama’s gun control proposals during the three-day conference.

“The one thing I know we all agree on is that we want our communities to be safe,” Nutter said. “We come from a variety of places that have different thoughts and ideas about gun ownership and gun safety and gun regulations. We must incorporate all of those thoughts and ideas in our discussions.”

Vice President Joe Biden stopped in on the conference on Thursday to discuss the President’s plan.

Besides gun control, this year’s meeting will focus on job creation, the fiscal cliff, and immigration.