On Monday, the one-month anniversary since the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., a gun control group led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a new TV ad featuring family members of gun violence victims to urge Washington to act.
Bloomberg, the group's chairman, released a new report that outlines what it says are efforts by the gun lobby to suppress data and research funding on gun violence.
“Thirty days have passed since 20 children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School – and still, no action has been taken by Washington to end our country’s gun violence epidemic,” Bloomberg said. “Now is the time for Congress to buck the special interests of the gun lobby that endanger our children. This means requiring background checks for every gun sale, restricting assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and making gun trafficking a federal crime. We cannot let another month go by with no action.”
Mayors Against Illegal Guns also announced that it has added 100 mayors to, growing to more than one million supporters.