Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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

Obama, Bloomberg Rip Senate For Failing To Expand Background Checks For Guns

Mayor 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.

04/17/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. (credit: CBS 2)

Mayors Against Illegal Guns To Grade Lawmakers On Policy Positions

The scorecard will incorporate committee and floor votes, bill co-sponsorships, public statements and other sources.

04/09/2013

Guns turned in at a Dallas gun buyback event (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Gun Control Group: New Jersey Has Submitted Few Records For Background Checks

Mayor 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.

03/30/2013

Mayors Against Illegal Guns logo (credit: mayorsagainstillegalguns.org)

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Out With New Ad Featuring Newtown Families

The group co-founded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg also organized Thursday’s “National Day To Demand Action” against gun violence.

03/28/2013

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)/Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Issues Pro-Gun Control Ad Campaign, Spars With NRA Chief

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.

03/24/2013

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New Ad Campaign Will Push Lawmakers To Back Gun Control Efforts

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.

03/23/2013

Screenshot From 'Demand A Plan' Super Bowl Ad (credit: Youtube.com)

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Running Ad During The Super Bowl

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.

02/03/2013

Guns Turned In At Queens Buyback (credit: NYPD)

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Ad Will Run During Super Bowl

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.

02/02/2013

Handguns

Fueled By Angry Politicians, Gun Control Debate Takes Off In New Jersey

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.

01/14/2013

Handguns

EXCLUSIVE: Cuomo Close To Announcing Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

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.

01/08/2013

FILE - Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband astronaut Mark Kelly. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

In Wake Of Newtown Shooting, Giffords, Kelly Launch Gun Control Initiative

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.

01/08/2013

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

Bloomberg Praises Michigan Decision To Keep Restrictions On Concealed Weapons

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.

12/18/2012

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

Bloomberg Lauds Michigan Decision In Favor Of Background Checks For Guns

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lauded a decision in Michigan Wednesday that rejected a proposal to allow people to buy handguns without undergoing criminal background checks.

12/12/2012

Stephen Barton (credit: YouTube)

Bloomberg Going All Out To Get Obama And Romney’s Attention On Gun Violence

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.

10/01/2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Bloomberg Ad Demands Action From Obama, Romney Against Gun Violence

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.”

08/06/2012

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