New York City Mayor Bloomberg has his sights set beyond the five boroughs in his quest to enact stricter gun control laws. In a Time Magazine article aptly titled “Michael Bloomberg Wants To Be Mayor Of The World,” Mayor Bloomberg spoke about the recall of two Colorado state senators in response to their support for gun control.
Bloomberg spoke bluntly on the issue, claiming that the only thing that mattered was that Colorado still has its gun laws intact. “What do you mean we lost? I’m sorry for those two people. But we won in Colorado. On to the next state,” Bloomberg said.
Democratic state senators John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) were recalled by their constituents last month for their support of a new gun control signed into law by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D). Several counties throughout the state (specifically in Eastern Colorado) also recently claimed that they would support cession from Colorado due to the state’s increased liberalization.
The new gun control law requires “background checks on private and online gun sales, as well as restrictions that ban magazines with higher than 15 rounds of ammunition,” according to the Huffington Post.
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NYC Mayor Bloomberg is one of the richest men in the world, with a wealth estimated at $31 billion. According to his new Time Magazine interview, he plans to use that money in order to spread his agenda — which has led to drastic changes throughout New York City, including a ban on smoking in public areas as well as the failed yet comedic “ban on large, sugary drinks” — throughout the world.
According to his article, the mayor “is spending millions ... to back candidates who would further gun control and education reform and defeat those who oppose them.”
“A lot of elected officials are afraid to back controversial things. I’m not afraid of that. You’re not going to hurt my business, and if you are, I don’t care. I take great pride in being willing to stand up,” Bloomberg told Time.
Bloomberg’s controversial third-term (city council voted to extend term limits while Bloomberg was in his second, and then-to-be-last term) is scheduled to end next month, when he will be replaced by either Republican Candidate Joe Lhota or Democratic Candidate Bill de Blasio, with de Blasio as the frontrunner.