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Bloomberg: My Efforts Have ‘Nothing to Do with Gun Control’


Former New York City mayor and Mayors Against Illegal Guns chairman Michael Bloomberg denies that any of his efforts to respond to gun violence are part of a push for increased gun control.

“I want to make sure the public gets together, tell the Congress and their state legislature, ‘We want reasonable background checks,’” he said on Meet the Press. “We don’t want to end the Second Amendment, this is nothing to do with gun control.”

Bloomberg explained that his and his organization’s efforts are intended to keep guns away from three groups of people: minors, criminals, and the mentally ill.

He also took particular issue with recent state laws allowing college students to carry on campuses, pointing to the recent killings at UC Santa Barbara. “Kids should just not have guns on campus,” he said.

Tags: Sunday Shows June 1 2014


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