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Bloomberg Gun Control

Gun Violence Victims And Families Take On The NRA: You Don't Speak For Us

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Michael Bloomberg revived his fight against the National Rifle Association Friday with the release of a new ad to coincide with the the NRA's annual c...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week began the way so many do: with more tragic gun violence, as three people were killed in two shootings at Jewish centers in the Kansas City area, part of the 86 killed by guns in the U.S. every day. "We are united in our condemnation of this heinous attack," said Attorney General Holder. "These acts cannot be ignored." And yet, one year ago this month, the Senate rejected even a modest background check bill, despite the support of 90 percent of Americans. In the wake of the Kansas shootings, Michael Bloomberg's $50 million gun control effort, "Everytown for Gun Safety," unveiled its first ad. We "have another chance to stop a child from being killed," it said. We do, but only if we refuse to lower our expectations. As Gabriel García Márquez, who died on Thursday, wrote, "It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."

Bloomberg Investigation Finds Illegal Gun Sales

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of guns could be sold illegally by unlicensed firearms dealers on just one classified ad website, according to an investig...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bloomberg Spends Big Money To Save Colorado Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the most vocal proponents of stricter gun laws in America, donated $350,000 to the two Dem...

Senator: 'Nothing In The Obama Plan Would Have Prevented' Newtown

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) is hitting back at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg after his group ran an ad campaign targeting Pryor for his vote agai...

Bloomberg Slams Senate For Gun Control Vote

Posted 04.18.2013 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sharply criticized senators who defeated a gun-buyer background check bill Wednesday, calling the vote a "damni...

Bloomberg: Fight Crime By Being More Like NYC

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 04.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City's mayor met Thursday with the parents of a Chicago girl killed just days after performing at President Barack Obama's inaugu...

Emotional New Gun Control Ad Features Sandy Hook Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released a television ad on Thursday featuring family members of fo...

Ryan J. Reilly

NRA's LaPierre Calls Bloomberg 'Insane' On Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre said Sunday that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has an "insane" approach to gun control, te...

Bloomberg's Super PAC Goes After Pro-Gun Democrat

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

A super PAC funded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has weighed in on Illinois' Democratic primary to replace retired Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. with a...

Experts Say NY Gun Control Has Reduced Crime

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 03.25.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — In his nationwide effort for tighter gun control, Mayor Michael Bloomberg attributes historic crime lows in New York to strict gun la...

Why The Mentally Ill Can Still Buy Guns, Despite Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

Federal safeguards meant to keep guns out of the hands of potentially violent individuals have a huge shortcoming: the database used for background ch...

Elise Foley

Michael Bloomberg Admonishes Obama, Congress For Inaction On Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation's most vocal proponents of increased gun control, continued his push on Monday for s...

The Applebee Connection

Len Levitt | Posted 02.16.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

It must have been a slow day on the crime and terrorism fronts because there was Police Commissioner Ray Kelly up in Harlem last Monday at an Applebee restaurant ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The names of the towns and the tally of the victims change but the horrific mass shooting cycle of shock, unimaginable grief, calls for reform, followed by a return to the nothing-to-be-done status quo is all too familiar. The nightmare in Newtown, Connecticut -- made all the more sickening by the presence of 20 dead children -- is the third mass shooting since July and the fifth since President Obama took office. In the hours after the shooting, the president made a moving, emotional speech. Just as he did in the wake of Tucson. And Aurora. But calls for "meaningful action" and the lowering of flags to half-staff are no longer enough. What we need, in the words of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is "immediate action." Gun violence, turbo-charged by easy and legal access to deadly weapons, is a cancer eating away at the soul of America. We need emergency surgery.

The 24-Hour American Massacre: From Newtown to Chicago

Russell Simmons | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

As a father of two beautiful girls, I cannot begin to understand the loss that so many feel in that small Connecticut town. This nation needs healing not just in Newtown, but in every small town, big city and all 50 states that have been affected by senseless gun violence for decades.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bloomberg: Gun Control Needs 'Immediate Action' From Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on President Barack Obama to take “immediate action” following Friday’s mass shooting...

WATCH: Bloomberg And Kelly Address Empire State Building Shooting

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.24.2012 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly held a press conference regarding the shooting that broke out near the Empire State Building Friday ...

Sam Stein

Bloomberg: Reluctance To Support New Gun Laws 'Just Preposterous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly two weeks after the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation's outspoken gun cont...

City Found To Be Selling NYPD Fired Shell Casings To Ammunition Store

Posted 08.02.2012 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg may be one of the country's most vocal supporters of gun control and head the coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns, but that hasn't p...

WATCH: Bloomberg Says Police Should Strike Until Government Acts On Gun Control

Posted 07.24.2012 | New York

Speaking as a guest on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Monday evening, Mayor Bloomberg stepped up his call for stricter gun laws by suggesting police ...

Short Takes On Controversial Matters

Ed Koch | Posted 09.22.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is absolutely right to call upon President Barack Obama and his opponent Mitt Romney to do more than sympathize with the families and friends of the 12 people who were shot and killed in Colorado last week.

Mayors Go On Gun Control Truck Tour

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other big-city mayors who support changes in U.S. gun laws are taking the gun-control messa...

Amanda Terkel

Michael Bloomberg Takes On The Gun Lobby -- And Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association (NRA) has long been one of the most formidable foes in politics, with many lawmakers unwilling to speak t...

Sam Stein

Bloomberg Sends Stern Letter To Obama Demanding Gun-Control Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- who at one point was considered an Independent ally of the White House but has proven to be a somewhat reliab...