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Recent Shootings Of Cops Have Bloomberg Renewing Push To Strengthen Gun Laws

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks on Coney Island - Brooklyn, NY - Feb 28, 2012 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor’s Office)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Four members of the NYPD have been shot over the past two and a half months. Officer Peter Figoski was killed and the other three cops survived.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed on Tuesday that, “All four shootings, even though the outcomes were very different, have something in common, and that is that all the guns were all illegal and they all came from states with weak gun laws. Two from Virginia, one from Ohio, and one from North Carolina.”

Bloomberg says Congress needs to get its act in order and do something about gun control.

“I don’t know how many cops are going to have to get shot or how many 8-year-olds in Brooklyn are going to have to get shot before Congress finally does something to stop illegal guns from getting in the hands of dangerous people,” added Bloomberg.

“Here in the city, we do everything we can to keep these guns from coming in to our city, but the truth of the matter is the guns are going to keep getting to our streets unless Washington acts,” he said.

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