After Schumer chides Bloomberg on gun equivalency, Bloomberg chides back

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Schumer and Bloomberg in 2010. (Edward Reed via Flickr)
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This week, Senator Chuck Schumer chided Mayor Michael Bloomberg for criticizing President Barack Obama on gun control, telling the Washington Post that the mayor was being "unfair" when he argued, as he does often, that Obama and Mitt Romney are equivalently ineffective on the matter.

Today, unbidden, the mayor said Schumer was "just wrong."

"He says, 'Oh, Obama's a lot better on guns than Romney,'" said Bloomberg, during his regular Friday morning appearance on the John Gambling radio show. "Romney, at least, when he was governor of Massachusetts, passed a bill in Massachusetts banning assault weapons. Now, today he's on the other side of it. The president of the United States, Barack Obama, when he campaigned four years ago, campaigned and said he would get a bill passed and never did anything."

The mayor has made gun control, or "crime control" as he delicately puts it, one of his signature issues on the national stage.

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Following the gun massacres in Colorado, the repeatedly criticized both parties for not taking steps to make guns less accessible to those who perhaps should not have them. 

"Neither of them have been willing to stand up, neither the Democrats nor the Republicans," said the mayor, today.