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The Democratic candidate for Mayor in Danbury is calling on the Republican incumbent to sign a letter from the U.S. Conference of Mayors on national gun safety legislation.  Challenger Chris Setaro say he supports the call for action, and the implementation of universal background checks. 

Mark Boughton, as the incumbent is a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and said he would read the letter and review two background check bills awaiting U.S. Senate action. 

Setaro says Connecticut's laws are a model for the nation that Congress should adopt.  He added that this is no time for leaders to be silent. 

The two background check bills which passed the U.S. House would require all firearm purchases to undergo a NICS background check and prohibit unlicensed transfers of guns through unregulated secondary sales.