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Bloomberg: Criminals 'Brazenly' Buying Thousands Of Guns Illegally OnlineMayors Against Illegal Guns conducted a four-month investigation of, which found that 1 in 30 would-be buyers had a felony record.
Eye On Politics: Blumenthal Says Gun Debate Not Dead In WashingtonAfter the failure to pass gun control reform in the U.S. Senate last week, you might think the issue is dead on Capitol Hill. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says you should think again.
Bloomberg Touts City's 'Most Sophisticated' Anti-Terror Operation, Offers Support To BostonBloomberg again offered his thoughts and prayers to the entire city and those impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings, the shootout at MIT and the ensuing manhunt that led authorities to the lone surviving suspect of the blasts.
Giffords 'Furious' Over Senate's Rejection Of Gun Control BillIn a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who "gave into fear" and "blocked common-sense legislation."
Obama, Bloomberg Rip Senate For Failing To Expand Background Checks For GunsMayor Michael Bloomberg ripped the U.S. Senate for failing to pass a bipartisan effort to expand background checks. The measure was defeated on Wednesday, failing to garner the 60 votes necessary to block a Republican-led filibuster.
Fact Check Friday: Background Checks For Gun BuyersToday we're focusing on background checks for gun buyers. Are they really in a government registry? If not, would a government registry be created? If not, why not?
Senate Gun Control Bill Clears First HurdleGun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.
Bloomberg Praises U.S. Senate For 'Amazing' Action On Gun Reform MeasureThe mayor said the fact that the question of background checks for gun buyers passed a procedural vote Thursday is a big victory over the National Rifle Association.
Senators Unveil Deal To Expand Background Checks On Gun Sales The deal would expand the checks to cover all commercial sales, such as at gun shows and online. Private transactions that are not for profit, such as those between relatives, would be exempt.
Gun Control Group: New Jersey Has Submitted Few Records For Background ChecksMayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group said New Jersey is far behind the curve in submitting mental health records for the purchase of background checks for gun purchases.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns Out With New Ad Featuring Newtown FamiliesThe group co-founded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg also organized Thursday's "National Day To Demand Action" against gun violence.
Fact Check Friday: The Truth About Buying GunsWith the the renewed debate over gun control in the wake of the Newtown massacre, we're continuing to look at the rhetoric.
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