Bloomberg Urges Mayors to Press Congress on Guns

Friday, January 18, 2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg holds a news conference on gun control July 10, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Getty)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling on the nation's mayors to pressure members of Congress to support President Barack Obama's gun violence proposals, saying "we know what it's like and they don't."

Bloomberg says in a speech to the U.S. Conference of Mayors that mayors remain on the front lines and deal with gun violence on a daily basis, often comforting families of shooting victims. Members of Congress, he says, are "more removed from this issue."

Bloomberg says mayors need to push lawmakers to support Obama's sweeping plan after the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

The billionaire mayor, who has used his own money to push gun-control causes, says he will support members of Congress who support the plan and "remember those who don't."


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Comments [1]

Lee from New Rochelle, NY

Get involved with the "Demand a Plan" movement started by Michael Bloomberg to fight for gun control. Thank goodness someone is brave and independent enough to take a stand for what is right.

Jan. 18 2013 08:43 PM

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