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(New York Times) — In the spring of 2006, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 14 other mayors from across the country stood at Gracie Mansion and announced that they would take up the fight for stricter gun regulation, vowing to raise the pressure on a volatile national issue. “If the leadership won’t come from Congress or come from the White House,” Mr. Bloomberg said, “then it has to come from us.” Nearly five years later, Mr. Bloomberg has used his political bully pulpit and personal wealth to promote and expand his coalition,Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which now claims more than 550 members. And the issue of gun control has helped elevate his national profile.
(New York) — The National Rifle Association has gone uncommonly dark since the weekend shootings here. A posting on its Web site expresses sympathies for the victims of the violence, and N.R.A. officials said they would have nothing to say until the funerals and memorial services were over. In Washington, bills were being drafted to step up background checks, create no-gun zones around members of Congress and ban the big-volume magazines that allowed the Tucson gunman to shoot so many bullets so fast. Gun control advocates say they believe the shock of the attack has altered the political atmosphere, in no small part because one of the victims is a member of Congress.