By Ben Warwick

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Presidential candidate and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming to Aurora Thursday. He will announce his gun control platform at a town hall event near the Century Aurora movie theater.

Michael Bloomberg (credit: Getty Images)

State Rep. Tom Sullivan, who represents the area in the statehouse and whose son Alex was killed in the shooting, will be at the event Thursday.

“The mayor has been supportive of gun violence prevention since my son was murdered,” Sullivan said. “I’ve seen the plan and it looks like something we need.”

The event will take place at the Heritage Christian Center at Sable and Exposition in Aurora at 1:15 p.m., just a block from the theater where 12 people died and 70 others were hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in Colorado history.

Bloomberg will announce his policy and hold a roughly hour-long discussion with survivors and gun control advocates. It will be closed to the public.

Ben Warwick

Comments (3)
  1. Will says:

    Two things there Mikey…
    1. There is a reason more and more NYers are leaving your city/state…
    2. talk about all the “gun policies” you want, The US Constitution as well as pretty much every state constitution has a clause or amendment addressing weapons… All are identical or nearly so to the 2nd amendment. The 2nd amendment does NOT protect guns. It forever forbids government from making any laws restricting, banning, regulating, etc ANY weapon.

  2. Vito Casso says:

    As a NY’er I am here to tell you Mike Blomberg is one of this countries biggest hypocrites for many reasons but especially when it comes to private gun ownership. Bloomberg has a squad of heavily armed guard with him 24/7 so don’t be fooled by his ” why do u need a fun” policy. He is an uber rich person with many skewed ideas on what is best for you…. Dangerous dangerous dangerous.

  3. John Gault says:

    “It will be closed to the public”
    To chicken to let your subjects speak? Go back to the hole of a city and state you came from.

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