Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg took to the Sunday talk show circuit to weigh in an issue he is passionate about—cutting gun violence.
In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Bloomberg says even minor changes in state firearms policies could lead to decreased gun violence numbers.
The former mayor's comments come on the heels of the shootings in California last month that left seven people dead, including the gunman, and 13 others wounded.
"In the 16-odd states that have background checks for gun show sales and internet sales— just to make it a little bit harder, one step harder, not perfect, but a little harder to buy a gun—domestic violence in those cases is down like 40 percent, shootings of cops is down like 40 percent, suicide rates with guns is down, like, 50 percent. It works. It's not perfect, but it gets you there," Bloomberg said.
Bloomberg has invested $50 million in a new organization called Everytown for Gun Safety.
He also co-founded the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 2006 to advocate for more gun control laws.