Michael Bloomberg team discusses gun safety initiatives at town hallPosted: Updated:
Michael Bloomberg’s campaign team in White Plains held a town hall discussion on Wednesday regarding gun safety initiatives.
The event gave residents a chance to voice their concerns and hear how Bloomberg plans to address gun violence and gun-related deaths.
“He’s pushing for a ban on high-capacity magazines and also an assault weapons ban,” said Barry Graubart, an activist from Moms Demand Action, a grassroots organization that’s been fighting for extra firearm protections. “They’re not needed in civilian populations.”
The former New York City mayor says he wants to build a more effective background check system, ban assault weapons and close the private sale loophole that enables at-risk people to buy guns from unlicensed sellers.
He says his plan includes tackling the black market by allocating an extra $100 million to special units to more effectively police the gun industry.
The town hall was held at the Bloomberg field office on Mamaroneck Avenue.
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