Bloomberg: Police Officers Should Go On Strike To Prompt Action On Gun Control
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for drastic action to get lawmakers to crack down on guns in the wake of the massacre in Colorado.
He believes the nation’s police officers have it in their power to get political leaders moving on gun control.
Appearing on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Monday, the mayor urged police officers, who stand in the front lines against violent criminals, to take a stand to prompt Congress to renew the expired federal ban on assault weapons.
“I don’t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say, ‘We’re gonna go on strike. We’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe,’” Bloomberg said.
“After all, police officers want to go home to their families and we’re doing everything we can to make their jobs more difficult,” the mayor added.
Bloomberg is co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of more than 600 mayors fighting gun trafficking and gun violence.