Appearing on NBC's 'Meet the Press' on Sunday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg slammed weak gun laws, lack of funding of current gun laws and lack of background checks in America (video below).
He also mentioned Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' shooting last year and asked what it was going to take for tougher gun laws.
Bloomberg said: "You’d think that if a congresswoman got shot in the head, that would have changed Congress’ views. I can tell you how to change it, just get Congress to come with me to the hospital when I’ve got tell tell somebody that their son or daughter, their spouse, their parent is not going to come home again."
The mayor added: "Congress doesn’t give moneys to make sure we can have a background check. They have too many loopholes. The background databases aren’t up to date. Private sector sales of guns are something like 40 percent and they don’t do background checks, I don’t know who has to get killed for people to start saying ‘wait a second, this is enough."