Mayors Against Illegal Guns
The gloves were off as Bloomberg sparred with National Rifle Association chief executive officer and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre as the U.S. Senate gears up for debate on the highly contentious issue.
A new $12 million television ad campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts including comprehensive background checks.
The ad starts with a child saying that the NRA once supported background checks – and then shows a clip from the lobbying group’s president Wayne LaPierre from 1999 calling for an end to all loopholes that allow some gun purchasers to skirt the background checks.
The 30-second spot by Mayors Against Illegal Guns will air in the Washington area during the third quarter of the game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
On the one-month anniversary of the Newtown school massacre, an angry sheriff in New Jersey and a heartbroken father of a Virginia Tech shooting victim were calling for a ban on high-capacity magazines and military style assault weapons.
A deal to give New York one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation is being negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who, sources said Tuesday, is hoping to announce the plan Wednesday.
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband wrote in an op-ed published in USA Today that their Americans for Responsible Solutions initiative would help raise money to support greater gun control efforts.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday lauded Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for vetoing legislation that would have allowed for concealed weapons in schools, day care centers in that state.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg lauded a decision in Michigan Wednesday that rejected a proposal to allow people to buy handguns without undergoing criminal background checks.
Will there be questions at the first presidential debate about curtailing gun violence? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to force the issue by running television ads — demanding a plan from the candidates.
It’s part of a campaign by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns called “Demand A Plan” which is pushing the presidential candidates to “detail specific plans to prevent the gun violence.”
Mayor Bloomberg said members of Congress are two-faced, voting for strict gun controls to protect themselves while they are in Washington, but refusing the same protection for people in their districts.
The mayors of New York and Boston are rooting for opposing teams in the Super Bowl. But they’re on the same side when it comes to pushing for stricter gun-control laws.
“If he resigns, it’s a decision he makes. I can’t make decisions for him,” Bloomberg told CBS 2’s Tony Aiello on Thursday.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is continuing his crusade against illegal guns, now with a national TV ad.