New York City mayor and gun control proponent Michael Bloomberg admitted Thursday that President Barack Obama’s new gun control proposals “probably” would not have stopped the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
“That’s probably true, a woman had guns, it wasn’t her son,” Bloomberg told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “I don’t know if she went through a background check but the son certainly didn’t, he took his mother’s guns and killed people.”
Bloomberg added, “That doesn’t mean having fewer guns around isn’t a good idea.”
The Washington Free Beacon has the clip:
Full interview below: