Sandy Hook School Shooting

Bloomberg Exploits Shooting To Pressure Obama on Gun Control

Don't let a crisis go to waste, yada, yada


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) said Sunday that gun control should be President Obama's "number one agenda," in the wake of Friday's deadly mass shooting at a Connecticut school. 

"It's time for the president, I think, to stand up and lead and tell this country what we should do — not go to Congress and say, 'What do you guys want to do?'" Bloomberg said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "This should be his number one agenda. He's president of the United States. And if he does nothing during his second term, something like 48,000 Americans will be killed with illegal guns."