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July 23rd, 2012
08:25 PM ET

Bloomberg calls out Pres. Obama, Romney for flip-flopping on gun control

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls out President Barack Obama and Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney over flip-flopping on  gun control.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared Monday on Piers Morgan Tonight:

Mayor Bloomberg "I think the first question you might want to ask, if you could get the two presidential candidates sitting here across from you, why, Governor Romney, did you sign a bill outlawing the sale of assault weapons when you were governor of Massachusetts, but today, don't believe it's the right thing?

What changed your mind?

Why, President Obama, when you campaigned three years ago, you campaigned on a promise to try to enact legislation that would ban assault rifles - assault weapons again.

What changed your mind?

Does Mayor Michael Bloomberg have a point?

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor John Avlon.

Little to gain, lots to lose for Obama and Romney on guns

Don't expect President Barack Obama or Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to talk about the issue of gun control in the wake of last week's deadly mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado - there's little to gain from bringing up the issue.

While gun rights issues are split along party lines, independents, who will determine the outcome of the election, are also divided over the issue.

Both men and their surrogates have steered clear of discussing thorny Second Amendment issues since the shootings.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    I love Mike Bloomberg, but I'm a little concerned that he may reinforce the notion that the only people impartial enough to govern for governing's sake are those w. so much personal wealth that they can shun special interest money.

    Then again, Cory Booker has spent most of his time in Newark living in the Brick Towers & engaging in street superheroics, so sometimes the brother w. the biggest heart prevails regardless of anything else. Doesn't happen often, in fact it happens very rarely anymore.

    July 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Reply

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