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Bloomberg Demands Gun Control Plans from Obama and Romney

The mayor has launched a new campaign asking both presidential candidates for detailed plans to combat gun violence.

In a new national TV commercial, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is asking both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to lay out detailed plans to combat illegal firearms, says the New York Post.

In the ad, which aired during the Olympics and morning political talk shows this week, two victims wounded in the 2011 Tucson, Ariz., shootings – Bill Badger and Pam Simon – warn that more than 48,000 Americans will be killed by guns during the next president’s term.

The commercial is the start to a new campaign by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, called “Demand a Plan” which also has an online petition and a letter to the two presidential candidates asking for “a substantive plan to end gun violence” says the Post.

The Demand a Plan web site has chilling statistics on its front page – in the 17 days since the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting, almost 600 Americans have been killed by gun violence.

“The Tucson survivors have waited nearly 600 days for Washington to take action to end gun violence. They are still waiting, and we are all waiting,” Bloomberg said in a statement.

Despite the mayor’s calls for tightened gun control, last week it was reported that , which sells reloaded bullets to the public without any background or identification checks.

When asked about this, a spokesman for the mayor said: “Our purpose is to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, not keep guns or ammunition away from law-abiding citizens.”

Scottilla August 06, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Let's see, cigarette taxes are up, smoking has been banned from work places and public gathering places, smoking is down, Meanwhile there is a rash of shootings around the city. What is it that you would like to see addressed?
Ladydi69126 August 06, 2012 at 05:53 PM
There are more pressing issues than another anti smoking nut. Guns don't kill people do savages to say the least
Sara August 06, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Totally behind this...they should make it clear and known exactly what their stance is and what they plan to do with gun control
Mickey Walker August 08, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Why?
Robert Reynolds August 11, 2012 at 01:18 AM
In New York State, the police have no duty to provide police protection to any particular individual. The Courts in New York have held that "generally, a municipality may not be held liable for the failure to provide police protection because the duty to provide such protection is owed to the public at large, rather than to any particular individual" (Conde v. City of New York, 24 AD3d 595, 596 [2005]; see Cuffy v. City of New York, 69 NY2d 255, 260 [1987]). As the Chair of the Public Safety Committee of Manhattan Community Board 12. I will be holding a Public Hearing in September 2012 on NYS Senate Bill S1427 & S1863 with an emphasis on self-defense education & firearm training for women. September 12, 2012 at 6:30 PM at Isabella, 515 Audubon Avenue New York, NY 10040. If you live in New York State feel free to take a look at the information that I will be presenting as well as sign my on-line petition included at the link below. I hope that you will come out and support me as I support you. Fraternally. http://cavalierknight.com/documents.html

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