After Shooting, Mayor Bloomberg Calls for Gun Control Stance From President Obama, Romney

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July 20 2012 3:27 PM

After Shooting, Mayor Bloomberg Calls for Gun Control Stance From President Obama, Romney

Some may argue for steering clear of political agendas in the wake of the shooting massacre at a Colorado movie theater—but for Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the issue is crystal clear: We need more gun control.

The New York City mayor called early Friday for both presidential candidates to go beyond offering condolences and say where they stand on the issue.

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“Soothing words are nice,” said Bloomberg, “But maybe it’s time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country.”

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for both President Obama and Mitt Romney to clarify their stances on gun control in the wake of the Colorado massacre shooting that left 12 dead in Denver suberb Aurora

Photo by ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/GettyImages

The Colorado shooting allegedly sprayed prayed the packed theater crowd in Aurora, Colo. with rounds from two separate guns, killing 12 and wounding nearly 50.

Mitt Romney signed bans on assault weapons as governor of Massachusetts, but told the National Rifle Association in April he would not pass new gun control legislation as president. The NRA is spending an estimated $40 million to defeat Barack Obama’s Campaign for re-election.

Video by Dallas Jensen.

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.

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