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Bloomberg Rips Congress Over Stalled Gun Control Laws

New York mayor evokes Gabrielle Giffords in criticism of Capitol Hill
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2012 2:54 PM CST

(Newser) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to know "who has to get killed" for Congress to support gun control laws. Appearing on Meet the Press today, Bloomberg said he has made a gun control ad with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to air during the Super Bowl, Mediaite reports. Then Bloomberg let rip: "You’d think that if a congresswoman got shot in the head, that would have changed Congress’ views," he said of the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords.

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"I can tell you how to change it, just get Congress to come with me to the hospital when I’ve got to tell somebody that their son or daughter, their spouse, their parent is not going to come home again," Bloomberg said. "And yet Congress doesn’t give monies to make sure we can have a background check. They have too many loopholes. The background databases aren’t up to date. ... I don’t know who has to get killed for people to start saying ‘wait a second, this is enough.'" (See the video.)

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