Pleasantville Mayor, Jesse Tweedle, talks about what the opening means to the area. Revel opens just before 6:30 a.m. with a sunrise toast outside in the SkyGarden off the hotel lobby, and the doors open for the public. Monday, April, 2, 2012 ( Press of Atlantic City/Danny Drake)

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Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle will head to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to advocate for stricter gun control laws with 59 other mayors from across the country.

The group will represent the “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” — a national bipartisan coalition of more than 800 mayors. They will support current House bill H.R. 137 “Fix Gun Checks Act” and advocate for the following three proposals:

* Requiring background checks for all U.S. gun sales, including the millions of “private” sales conducted over the Internet, at guns shows and in other locales.

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* Enacting common-sense restrictions on the purchase and transfer of military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.

* n Making gun trafficking a federal crime and establishing enhanced penalties for kingpin gun traffickers.

“I feel that it is imperative that we as mayors take a proactive stance in supporting Vice President (Joseph) Biden’s bipartisan efforts in working with Congress to pass common sense legislation curtailing illegal guns.” Tweedle said in a release.

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