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New York News
Fri July 20, 2012
Bloomberg: Obama, Romney should address gun issue
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling on President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to respond to the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., by detailing their plans to improve gun control. WAMC'S Dave Lucas reports.
Bloomberg said in his weekly WOR Radio appearance Friday that "soothing words are nice." But he said it's time to hear the presidential candidates "stand up and tell us what they're going to do about it."
Bloomberg heads up a coalition of American mayors who support tighter gun control. The group has lobbied for stronger enforcement of existing laws meant to prevent criminals and the mentally ill from buying weapons.
Bloomberg says the attack in a suburban Denver movie theater is a reminder that gun violence isn't just an inner-city, big-city phenomenon.
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