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Bill de Blasio on Gun Control

NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)

 


Gun ownership should be treated very, very differently

Democrats have largely converged on a moderate, consensus view of gun control; we wanted to get at a deeper question of values--so we asked "In an ideal world, would anyone own handguns?" Some answers:
Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) , Jun 18, 2019

Project Fast Track focuses on gangs & illegal guns

In 2016, De Blasio helped launch a "gun violence prevention division" called Project Fast Track. It increased the NYPD's capacity to investigate shootings, gangs and illegal guns, according to NYC.gov.
Source: Townhall.com: "The 2020 Democrats" (presidential hopefuls) , May 18, 2019

Gun laws are necessary to protect the city and ourselves

Mayor Bill de Blasio, responding to a reporter's question about the Supreme Court's decision to hear the case, said at a news conference on Tuesday that the city would vigorously defend its law [limiting residents from transporting their guns outside the home]. "We, every single day, are working to make this the safest big city in America," he said. "We need the laws that we have that protect against guns being on our streets and we will fight to protect ourselves, that's the bottom line."
Source: N. Y. Times, "NYC Gun Law," on 2020 Democratic primary , Jan 22, 2019

Wall Street for Change: campaign to support gun divestment

Bill de Blasio has pushed for strong gun safety laws at the state level and for the promotion of industry-wide standards in gun safety, including micro-stamping. De Blasio also led the effort to divest public pension fund holdings in companies that manufacture the most dangerous weapons and launched the "Wall Street for Change" campaign to support gun divestment of prominent hedge funds and money managers nationwide
Source: 2013 Mayoral campaign website, www.billdeblasio.com , Oct 22, 2013

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