New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that President Obama and Congress should place gun control "at the top of their agenda." Bloomberg said in a statement:
"What happened in Newtown was an unspeakable crime - a mass murder in which six- and seven-year-old children were gunned down in their classrooms, along with their elementary school teachers and administrators. Gun violence is a national epidemic - and a national tragedy - that demands more than words. It demands immediate national action, from the President and from Congress. It needs to be at the top of their agenda."