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Topic - Mark Glaze
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said his group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is going to take a page from the NRA playbook and start scoring members of Congress, from A through F.
Out of the flurry of ambitious gun control proposals in the wake of December's school shooting in Connecticut, expanded background checks on gun sales are fast emerging as the "sweet spot" — as one Senate Democratic leader put it — between what gun control advocates seek and what can actually attract bipartisan support in Congress.
Gun-control advocates have no shame. Before the bodies are buried or families have grieved, political opportunists exploit the tragic murder of innocent people to advance their cases. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg uses his taxpayer-funded staff to jump all over a shooting anywhere in the country as a hook to call for more restrictions on Second Amendment rights.
"For decades, the NRA has done an admirable job of tracking to minute detail how members of Congress stand on gun bills," said the group's director, Mark Glaze, United Press International reported. "We've simply decided to do the same."
Mark Glaze, director of the gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, said that while they support bans on so-called assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips, their focus is on background checks.