Jul 10, 2014 5:31 PM
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg characterized the cities of Pueblo and Colorado Springs as "far rural as you can get" in an interview with Rolling Stone. In the article, published early by accident (a cached version can be found here), Bloomberg is asked about running Mayors Against Illegal Guns. He responds:
In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's as far rural as you can get. And, yes, they lost recall elections. I'm sorry for that. We tried to help 'em. But the bottom line is, the law is on the books, and being enforced. You can get depressed about the progress, but on the other hand, you're saving a lot of lives.
Bloomberg is refering to Senators Angela Giron and John Morse, who were recalled following backlash to the newly passed gun laws.
Rolling Stone says that they pulled the article because it was accidently published early. It is scheduled to be published July 14.