Bloomberg blasts presidential candidates on gun control
Mayor Michael Bloomberg hit the airwaves over the weekend and pushed Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to take a stand against the prevalence of guns in the wake of Friday's tragedy in Aurora, Colo.
Bloomberg, who has become a national voice in the battle against illegal guns, said both candidates have pledged in the past to crack down on the weapons but have not backed up their promises.
"It's time for both of them to be called, held accountable," he said on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday.
Obama and Romney both expressed their sympathies for the victims of the shooting and their families. The president was scheduled to meet with victims Sunday.
The mayor also had strong words against the NRA for their years of lobbying to repeal gun control legislation, such as the ban on assault rifles that expired in 2004.
"The NRA is an organization that is adamant about no controls on weapons, in spite of the fact that we have federal laws that say you cannot sell guns to minors, to people with psychiatric problems or drug problems, or convicted felons," he said.