N.Y. mayor seeks ban on plastic foam containers
February 14th, 2013
04:15 PM ET
1 year ago

N.Y. mayor seeks ban on plastic foam containers

New York (CNN) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg, known in New York City for his tough regulations on everything from large sodas to smoking in Central Park, proposed a new target during his final State of the City speech Thursday: plastic foam containers.

"Styrofoam increases the cost of recycling by as much as $20 per ton because it has to be removed," the mayor said. "Something we know is environmentally destructive, that is costing tax payers money, and that is easily replaceable, I think, is something we can do without."

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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • New York
Bloomberg group spends big against Democratic House candidate
February 11th, 2013
10:05 AM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg group spends big against Democratic House candidate

(CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to politics and gun legislation.

His super PAC, Independence USA, is dropping more than $1 million in advertisement money against a Democratic candidate running in a special election to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Chicago.
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Filed under: Ads • Illinois • Michael Bloomberg
Mayors Against Illegal Guns to air Super Bowl ad
February 2nd, 2013
08:56 PM ET
1 year ago

Mayors Against Illegal Guns to air Super Bowl ad

(CNN) - Michael Bloomberg's effort to reduce gun violence is headed for the Super Bowl.

The New York City mayor's group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, will run a television advertisement on the station airing Sunday's football season finale in Washington, D.C.

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Filed under: Gun control • Michael Bloomberg
January 17th, 2013
08:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg: Assault weapons ban is tough sell

(CNN) - Persuading Congress to ban assault weapons will be tough, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday.

But it's a fight the outspoken advocate of stricter gun laws says he's determined to win.

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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg group releases new gun control ad
January 14th, 2013
11:14 AM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg group releases new gun control ad

(CNN) – Families who lost loved ones to gun violence offer a plea for tighter gun control measures in a new television spot released Monday from Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group fronted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

"My son. My daughter. My dad. My brother. Was murdered with a gun. Murdered with a gun. It can happen to your child. Enough. Enough. Enough," different people say in the spot, which the group said would air nationally, as well as in local markets that have seen incidents of gun violence.
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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg anti-gun ad marks second anniversary of Arizona shooting
In the new television ad, Roxanna Green holds a photo of her nine-year-old daughter, Christina, who was killed in Tucson shooting rampage on January 8, 2011.
January 8th, 2013
03:39 AM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg anti-gun ad marks second anniversary of Arizona shooting

(CNN) – This mother’s passionate plea for gun control will air in living rooms around the country on the second anniversary of her daughter’s death.

“My nine-year old daughter was murdered in the Tuscon shooting,” says Roxanna Green. “I have one question for our political leaders: when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby?”

“Whose child has to die next?”

Her daughter Christina was among the six killed and 13 wounded in the shooting at neighborhood event with then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on January 8, 2011. Giffords was among those wounded and who eventually resigned from Congress to focus on her recovery. Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty in August to 19 counts related to the shooting.

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Bloomberg: Biden no 'shrinking violet' on gun control
January 7th, 2013
05:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg: Biden no 'shrinking violet' on gun control

(CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a vocal proponent of tighter gun laws, confirmed Monday he was advising Vice President Joe Biden's task force to help curb gun violence.

"What we've got to do first is try to do everything we can to help Joe Biden," Bloomberg said at a press conference in New York. "We sent some of the people down to Washington, and we had some people on the phone to give Joe Biden our ideas."
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Filed under: Gun rights • Joe Biden • Michael Bloomberg • New York
Bloomberg expands on his call for gun control action
December 17th, 2012
03:16 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg expands on his call for gun control action

(CNN) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken advocate for increased gun control measures, on Monday added specifics to his calls for "immediate national action from the president and Congress" in the wake of Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

"The time for talk is over. Congress and the White House [have] to come up with something that stops this carnage no matter what the political ramifications are," Bloomberg said. "Somehow or other, we've come to think that getting reelected is more important than saving lives, that political power is more important than saving lives, that partisan politics is more important than saving lives. Enough."
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Filed under: Gun rights • Michael Bloomberg • New York
December 16th, 2012
05:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Gun debate gains traction as some lawmakers say it’s time to act

(CNN) – Lawmakers tend to stay quiet in the immediate aftermath of mass shootings, hoping to avoid attempts to politicize such tragedy.

But two days after the attack that took the lives of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, lawmakers were eager to take on the gun debate Sunday - with many saying a tipping point had finally been reached to pass stricter laws.
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Calls for renewed discussion on gun violence intensify after school shooting
December 15th, 2012
06:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Calls for renewed discussion on gun violence intensify after school shooting

(CNN) – In the wake of one of the country’s deadliest mass shootings in Connecticut and the ensuing national conversation over U.S. gun laws, political figures are putting pressure on Washington to take serious action to prevent such tragedies.

A gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning and opened fire on teachers and students killing 20 children and six adults. Hours after the shooting, President Barack Obama wiped tears from his eye and said "our hearts are broken today,” calling for “meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of politics.”

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Filed under: 2012 • Dan Malloy • Gun rights • Mark Kelly • Michael Bloomberg • President Obama • Richard Blumenthal
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