Posted Friday, July 20, 2012, at 3:27 PM
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.
“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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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.
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