NYC Mayor Bloomberg Discusses The Background Check System For Gun Purchases

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C) speaks as (L-R) U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) listen during a news conference to announce a House bill that would fix the nation's firearm background check system March 15, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Bloomberg held a news conference with congressional members to discuss the legislation that would require states to improve their reporting of records on criminals, drug abusers, domestic violence offenders and the seriously mentally ill to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
(March 14, 2011 - Source: Alex Wong/Getty Images North America)