President Obama suggested this afternoon that the gun indstury has profited from the gun-control fears stoked in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
"As far as people lining up and purchasing more guns, I think we've seen for some time now that those who oppose any commonsense gun control or gun safety measures, have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that the federal government is about to take all your guns away," he said. "There's probably an economic element to that. It's obviously good for business."
During his regular Friday morning radio appearance, Mayor Michael Bloomberg slapped down a proposal by mayoral contender Bill Thompson to put more cops on the streets, and defended fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from Mayors Rahm Emanuel (Chicago), Tom Menino (Boston) and Edwin Lee (San Francisco), all of whom have said that, thanks to the Chick-fil-A president's opposition to same-sex marriage, the fast-food restaurant is not welcome in their cities.
As their personal assault on Mitt Romney entered a second week, Democrats had a new message for the Republican nominee.
Right now, Obama's education secretary, Arne Duncan is hosting a panel discussion in Washington about urban education reform with several mayors from across the country, including Michael Bloomberg, Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles.