NYC mayor calls on specific gun control plan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is again calling on the presidential candidates to come up with a specific plan on gun control.

Bloomberg said Monday it is incumbent on President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney to address the issue "specifically -- not in just broad terms."

Bloomberg spoke on MSNBC in the wake of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo.

He asked how anyone can run for the highest office in the country and not have a plan.

He said some people feel it's insensitive to talk about gun control as the nation mourns Colorado's victims. But he asked: "If not now, when?"

Bloomberg heads up a coalition of American mayors who support tighter gun control. The group has lobbied for stronger enforcement of existing laws.

(COPYRIGHT 2011 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 163402856