NYC Mayor Reignites Gun Control Debate After Colorado Theater Shooting

A longtime proponent of gun control, New York City Michael Bloomberg weighed in on the tragic shooting early Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado, that left 12 dead and dozens more wounded at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises. Twenty-four year-old suspect James Holmes was arrested after allegedly opening fire in the crowded theater and carrying a rifle, handgun and gas mask. The tragedy prompted Bloomberg's police commissioner to announce increased security at screenings of The Dark Knight Rises in NYC to prevent any possible copycat incidents.

"You know, soothing words are nice, but maybe it’s time that the two people who want to be President of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country," Bloomberg said Friday morning on WOR Radio's The John Gambling Show with Mayor Mike.

"Everybody always says 'Isn't it tragic?' And you know, we look for was the guy, as you said, maybe trying to recreate Batman. I mean, there are so many murders with guns every day, it’s just got to stop. And instead of the two people – President Obama and Governor Romney – talking in broad things about they want to make the world a better place, okay, tell us how. And this is a real problem. No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them concretely, not just in generalities – specifically what are they going to do about guns?"

Watch the full interview below. Thoughts?

[Via Denver Post, Huffington Post]


  • Gail Monroe says:

    Well Mayor; you got what you wanted. You are very happy this tragedy happened so you could "take advantage of a good tragedy".

    • Mike says:

      wow, aren't you a cynical cunt?

    • You sound surprised...isn't that what all Americans do...take advantage of situations to put their "2 cents in". We all do it. Including you now. Which is fine, but as a mayor of a big city and probably the most money making, he did the right thing...politically speaking and economically. Without straying anymore...the point is, we do have a problem. Do you feel safe going to the bank, supermarket, restaurant, subway. I know I don't. Sorry Gail, with all due respect, he SHOULD take advantage of the situation, because I do want to get out alive from the gym.

  • bradslager says:

    Earlier this week we had video of a licensed-to-carry citizen SAVING the lives of 12 people when he chased off armed gunmen attempting to rob a business. Interesting that we don't see cravenly opportunistic politicians calling for an expansion of freedoms whenever thoe events occur. Anyone politicing these tragedies is as dirty as it comes.