Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a candid commentary on gun control.
On the heels of Friday's deadly shooting in Aurora, CO, the head of the executive branch of New York City's government feels a certain personal accountability when the topic turns towards bettering the nation:
"I have a responsibility, just like you do, just like everybody does in this country, to try to address the key issues," he tells Piers Morgan. "You and I can't solve the problem, but we can demand that those elected officials who are - or want to be in charge, have a solution to the problem."
A co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns – a coalition of more than 600 mayors fighting illegal gun trafficking and gun violence – Bloomberg suggest his particular position demands more action than those holding other offices:
"Across this country, mayors in every city have to address the guns on the street issue, some more effectively than others. But mayors are about solutions. They aren't about talking," says New York City's mayor since 2002. "It would be laughable to say to a mayor, 'Well, what are you going to do' and him saying, 'Well, I've just - I really feel your pain.' That's not what they would say. They'd never get away with that. Unfortunately, we don't hold other levels of government to that standard."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as the only man to ever serve three consecutive terms as the Mayor of New York City sits down for a primetime exclusive interview.
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