“I have a responsibility ... to try to make this country safer,” Bloomberg said on “Meet the Press” when asked if he’d spend big-time in next year’s elections to target the National Rifle Association and members of Congress for opposing gun restrictions. “If I can do that by spending some money...then I think my money will be well spent and I think I have an obligation to do that,” he said...Banning assault weapons, Bloomberg acknowledged, will be a tougher sell. “I don’t think we should give up on the assault weapons ban...Bloomberg said the country must not lose the opportunity to crack down on guns offered by the Newtown massacre... In a separate appearance on “Meet the Press,” NRA honcho Wayne LaPierre: " they don’t want him telling them what food to eat, they sure don’t want him telling them what self-defense firearms to own,” he said. “He can’t buy America.”...“We have people all over, millions of people sending us five-, 10-, 15-, 20-dollar checks saying, ‘Stand up to this guy.’”...
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