After ‘Dark Knight’ shooting, Bloomberg calls on Romney and Obama to offer more than ‘soothing words’

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Ray Kelly, Michael Bloomberg and John Feinblatt. (Dana Rubinstein)
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In the wake of the nation's most recent mass shooting, this one at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the nation needs more than "soothing words" from President Barack Obama and would-be president Mitt Romney.

"You know, soothing words are nice, but maybe it's time that the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they're gonna do about it," said the mayor, during his regular Friday morning appearance on the John Gambling radio show.

Bloomberg has made gun control one of his signature national initiatives.

His policy chief John Feinblatt even harbors the amibition, however unlikely, of transforming the Bloomberg-backed Mayors Against Illegal Guns into an organization that can rival the mighty National Rifle Association.

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"No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them concretely, not just in generalities, specifically, what are they gonna do about guns," said Bloomberg this morning, referring, again, to Obama and Romney.