Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control group is increasing the pressure on Arizona senator Jeff Flake for his vote against expanding background checks for gun purchases last month.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns released three ads today that attack Flake from slightly different angles for his vote against the Manchin-Toomey amendment.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making good on his promise to support Pat Toomey.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning dismissed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's concerns that by targeting anti-gun control Democrats, Bloomberg was endangering the party's control of the Senate.(4)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning warned those who voted against stronger gun controls that the they'd get their retribution from voters next November.
After being banned from the press conference this morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer celebrated the news of a break-through deal on expanding background checks for gun purchases in a brief conference call with local reporters.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who's running for mayor this year and has thus far shown only moderate interest in local infrastructure questions, today promised to out-do Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the issue.(2)
Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended himself from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's criticism of the the mayor's super PAC's spending in an Illinois special election to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bid to create the gun-control equivalent to the National Rifle Association extends to its electoral tactics.(1)
A month after a gunman killed 20 small children and six adults at a school in Connecticut, Mayor Michael Bloomberg brought his campaign for gun control to Baltimore.
Today, the N.R.A. presented "a paranoid, dystopian vision of a more dangerous and violent America where everyone is armed and no place is safe," according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
In the aftermath of the horrific shootings that killed 28 people in Newtown, CT, 50 mayors have joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg's coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Among them are the mayors of Tucson, Malibu, Raleigh, Carson City, and Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where a gunman recently murdered six people at a Sikh temple, before police responding to the scene shot him down.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today demanded President Barack Obama and Congress tackle gun violence at the start of the new year, at the same time they're trying to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg: "Calling for 'meaningful action' is not enough. We need immediate action. We have heard all the rhetoric before. What we have not seen is leadership - not from the White House and not from Congress. That must end today." [Mayors Against Illegal Guns]
@20children: "@NRA we aren't going to take this anymore."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning praised Bob Costas for his remarks in support of gun control and said that the recent elections demonstrate that the National Rifle Association, contrary to widespread political belief, is fallible.
"Let me also point out that in this last election, I think we showed that the N.R.A. can be beaten," said the mayor. "We stood up, our super PAC went and financed people—or not financed people, but pushed advocacy for the positions of those who are willing to stand up against guns. The NRA went [to] the other side, and thank god the electorate understands that guns kill people. We've just got to do a lot more of that."
Voters in three swing states where the National Rifle Association spent $12 million this election season still overwhelmingly support some common-sense gun controls, according to a poll underwritten by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns.(1)