Mayor Bloomberg Demands Action in Washington to Reduce Gun Violence

Today, Mayor Bloomberg joined survivors and family members of gun violence in City Hall to demand a plan from elected officials in Washington to reduce gun violence.  Mayor Bloomberg, who is also the co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, urged action from Congress including to:

  • Pass the legislation of Fix Gun Checks Act that would require a criminal background check for all gun sales including all private sales and online sales
  • Ban deadly, military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, which were previously banned under the now expired Federal assault weapons ban
  • Pass legislation to make gun trafficking a felony

Actions that Mayor Bloomberg urged the President and the Justice Department to take:

  • The President should make the confirmation of a new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)
  • The Justice Department should prosecute people who fail their gun background check after lying on the form which is currently a Federal felony under existing law
  • The President should immediately lift the Tiahrt gag order, so the public is aware of gun traffickers, including who they are and how they operate

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