Michael Bloomberg just led a conference call where he and other mayors from across the country urged the Senate to vote down bill that includes the Thune Amendment, which will allow a gun-owner traveling between state lines to be protected by their home state’s gun laws.
“It is a terrible piece of legislation,” said Bloomberg, and the only way it would pass is if senators who support it are “holding your nose and praying nobody sees you doing it.”
Also on the call were the mayors from Philadelphia and Milwaukee, who are both Democrats, and the mayor of Jacksonville, a Republican.
Bloomberg was asked what message he’d have for senators who are on the fence over this issue, and for Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader who, according to one reporter on the line, may support the bill.
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