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Mayor Bloomberg has launched a gun control campaign which involves trying to run background checks on those who wish to purchase guns.

According to the NY Times, Bloomberg is determined to run the commercials in hopes of persuading Congress to change the laws because of this past year’s shootings.

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This Monday, the Mayor of NY will “begin bankrolling a $12 million national advertising campaign that focuses on senators who he believes might be persuaded to support a pending package of federal regulations to curb gun violence.”

He recently stated in an interview over the unlikelihood of the ban going through:

“You don’t want to lose everything in the interest of getting the perfect. The N.R.A. has just had this field to itself. It’s the only one that’s been speaking out. It’s time for another voice.”

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The site also reports:

After months of wrangling, the current package of Senate legislation would expand background checks for gun buyers, increase penalties for people who buy firearms for those barred from owning them and would give law enforcement new tools to combat illegal gun trafficking, a longtime goal of Mr. Bloomberg’s.

Given the mayor’s role in contributing to the ouster of an N.R.A.-backed candidate in an Illinois Congressional race a few weeks ago, his push carries an unmistakable threat to those who vote against the bills.

This campaign is hoping to win over Democrats who are vulnerable to gun control laws such as Kay R. Hagan of North Carolina, Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana and Mark L. Pryor of Arkansas.

Hopefully Mayor Bloomberg’s plan can go through and stop some of this gun violence!