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Facebook, Instagram To Remove Posts Promoting Illegal Gun Sales

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been asking Facebook to adopt such restrictions, as have Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action.

03/05/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers a speech at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2014. (credit: usmayors.org/82ndWinterMeeting/)

De Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Pledges Aggressive Action

Mayors Against Illegal Guns was started by Michael Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino in 2006. De Blasio pledged to aggressively work locally and on the national level to combat illegal gun sales and gun trafficking.

01/30/2014

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bloomberg To Push Gun Control Efforts After Term Ends

While speaking during his weekly address heard on 1010 WINS, the mayor said he won’t leave the gun control cause behind when he leaves office.

12/15/2013

Mayors Against Illegal Guns report on online gun sales. The investigation found nearly a third of online gun postings are made by high-volume dealers operating against the law. (credit: Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

Bloomberg Gun Group Calls For Crackdown On Online Gun Sales Loophole

Nearly one-third of gun ads on ArmsList.com were posted by high-volume sellers who do not possess the mandatory federal firearms license. They use the “private sale loophole,” which does not require a background check, Bloomberg said Thursday.

12/12/2013

Felon Seeks Firearm, No Strings Attached report from Mayors Against Illegal Guns. (credit: nyc.gov)

Bloomberg: Criminals ‘Brazenly’ Buying Thousands Of Guns Illegally Online

Mayors Against Illegal Guns conducted a four-month investigation of Armslist.com, which found that 1 in 30 would-be buyers had a felony record.

09/18/2013

Lindsay Knauf takes a picture of a bus bearing some of the over 6,000 names of people killed by gun violence since the Dec., 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Conn.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Apologizes For Calling Boston Bombing Suspect Victim Of Gun Violence

The event is part of the gun-control group’s 25-state “No More Names” tour, which is part of its campaign to build support for legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers.

06/20/2013

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Moment Of Silence, Calls For Action Mark 6 Months Since Newtown

Two sisters of slain teacher Victoria Soto asked the crowd gathered at Edmond Town Hall for a 26-second moment of silence, honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at the school on Dec. 14.

06/14/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Pressures Donors Over Gun Control Votes

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stepping up his gun control campaign by asking donors not to support four Democratic senators who opposed a bill to expand background checks.

06/12/2013

Federal agents raid a home in New Boston, Texas in connection with the investigation into ricin-laced letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Obama on May 31, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

CBS News: Actress Arrested In Connection With Ricin Letters Sent To Bloomberg, Obama

Shannon Guess Richardson, an actress and mother of five children, was arrested Friday, an official told CBS News. It’s not clear what charges would be filed against her.

06/07/2013

Federal agents raid a home in New Boston, Texas in connection with the investigation into ricin-laced letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Obama on May 31, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

FBI Raids Home Of Texas Man Considered Person Of Interest In Ricin Investigation

The house is located about an hour and a half drive from Shreveport where ricin-laced letters mailed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his gun control group in Washington and a third letter to President Barack Obama were postmarked.

05/31/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)/President Barack Obama (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Person Of Interest Questioned In Poison Letter Attacks On Obama, Bloomberg

The Joint Terrorism Task Force expanded its search for the person responsible for sending two poison-laced letters to the mayor and a third to the president as new details emerged about the contents of the threatening notes.

05/30/2013

President Barack Obama (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Letter Addressed To President Obama Being Tested For Ricin

The Secret Service has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that is similar to two ricin-laced letters that were sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control group in Washington.

05/30/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly address the media at city hall on April 16, 2013. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

2 Letters Addressed To Mayor Bloomberg Found To Contain Ricin

Threatening letters addressed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in both New York and Washington, D.C., have been found preliminarily to contain ricin, police said Wednesday.

05/29/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Touts City’s ‘Most Sophisticated’ Anti-Terror Operation, Offers Support To Boston

Bloomberg 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.

04/21/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) leaves the Capitol after a vote on the Senate floor April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Giffords ‘Furious’ Over Senate’s Rejection Of Gun Control Bill

In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”

04/18/2013

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