NY Mayor Bloomberg Urges Federal Gun Control Reforms

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Monday, January 14, 2013

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for federal gun control reforms.

Bloomberg outlined his proposals Monday at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at a summit on reducing gun violence.

The two-day summit began exactly one month after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty first-graders and six adults were killed.

Bloomberg is urging President Barack Obama and Congress to increase background check requirements for firearms purchases.

He also says the federal government needs to get tougher on gun trafficking. Bloomberg says the federal government must also limit assault weapons and magazines with more than 10 rounds.

Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley also outlined some reforms he plans to seek in Maryland. They include banning assault weapons and tougher licensing requirements.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 186798481