New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Urges President Obama to Take Action Against Gun Violence

| by Michael Allen

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on President Obama to take “immediate action” on gun violence, following the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newport, Connecticut, which killed 28 people, including 20 children.

Earlier today, President Obama addressed the shooting: "We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics” (video below), but Mayor Bloomberg said that was not enough, reports Mediaite.com.

Bloomberg said is a statement: "President Obama rightly sent his heartfelt condolences to the families in Newtown. But the country needs him to send a bill to Congress to fix this problem. Calling for ‘meaningful action’ is not enough. We need immediate action. We have heard all the rhetoric before."

"What we have not seen is leadership, not from the White House and not from Congress. That must end today. This is a national tragedy and it demands a national response. My deepest sympathies are with the families of all those affected, and my determination to stop this madness is stronger than ever.”