"For 20 years, it was essentially the NRA on one side and nobody who even approached that level of organization on the other side," he said. "Are they going to get it done? Maybe, but they don't know until they try. They're doing all the right things."
As for advocacy efforts on guns, Everytown's combining the national profile of Mr. Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns with the organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a smart strategic move, said John Hudak, a fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution who tracks the gun issue.