Mayor's gun control initiative to give Congress grades on gun control
The mayor's coalition against illegal guns announced Tuesday it would put the spotlight on congressional members' stances on gun control with a report card.
The coalition, which includes bipartisan elected officials from 900 cities, will grade congress members on procedural and substantive votes on issues such as the national instant background check system and banning assault rifles.
The National Rifle Association issues report cards on Congress members based on how they vote for pro gun legislation, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg said his initiative would counter their latest lobbying efforts.
"They've spent a lot of money and they're up in arms all of a sudden because someone is talking about another version of the story," he said Tuesday. The mayor gave no timetable on when the scores would be released.