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

For more information, visit www.demandaplan.org and www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org

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