01/25/2013 02:49 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2013

Miami City Commission Unanimously Passes Resolution Combating Gun Violence

While the nation is embroiled in a debate over military-style weapons, the City of Miami unanimously passed a resolution to combat gun violence on Thursday.

In a move that is largely symbolic, Miami commissioners called for the approval of legislation that would eliminate military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as well as make gun trafficking a federal crime.

Commissioners also called for a background check for every gun sale and that mental health and other relevant records be added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

It's backed by Mayor Tomás Regalado, who's participating in a public service campaign by MAIG, a bipartisan coalition of over 800 mayors nationwide, to demand gun control action in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.

The City of Miami is also holding three Saturdays of gun buybacks, no questions asked.

Last weekend in Liberty City, 130 firearms were exchanged for Heat tickets and grocery gift cards.

The remaining two are:

Saturday, January 26: Overtown NET (St. John Baptist Church, 1328 N.W. 3 Ave.) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 2: Little Havana NET (San Juan Bosco Church, 1301 W. Flagler St.) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Meanwhile lawmakers in this "will issue" state have pushed through some of the most lax firearms laws in the country, and Florida recently handed out its one millionth concealed carry permit, breaking national records.

Click below for Florida politicians' response to gun control:

Florida Reactions To President Obama Gun Measures