Bloomberg pushes candidates for specific gun-control plan

Bloomberg said Monday it is incumbent on President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney to address the issue 'specifically — not in just broad terms.'

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    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (r.) is pictured during a media event about new legislation to amend the background check system for guns, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this March, 2011 photograph.
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is again calling on the presidential candidates to come up with a specific plan on gun control.

Bloomberg said Monday it is incumbent on President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney to address the issue "specifically — not in just broad terms."

Bloomberg spoke on MSNBC in the wake of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo.

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He asked how anyone can run for the highest office in the country and not have a plan.

He said some people feel it's insensitive to talk about gun control as the nation mourns Colorado's victims. But he asked: "If not now, when?"

Bloomberg heads up a coalition of American mayors who support tighter gun control. The group has lobbied for stronger enforcement of existing laws.

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