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Michael Bloomberg was born in 1942. He graduated with a B.S. from Johns Hopkins University in 1964 and an MBA from Harvard in 1966 before entering the field of investment banking. In 1981 he founded the financial technology firm Innovative Market Systems, later Bloomberg L.P., and became a multibillionaire. He was mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013. He has since been active as a philanthropist.
Arms Trade Treaty
Bloomerg’s position on this issue is unknown.
Arms Sales to Saudi Coalition
Bloomberg’s position on this issue is unknown.
Firearms Export Oversight
Bloomberg’s position on this issue is unknown. He supports banning assault-style weapons domestically, but has not directly addressed broader export oversight rules. The gun control organization he helped found, Everytown for Gun Safety, supports tight restrictions on firearms.
Twitter post, December 17, 2012
"It’s time to pass an enforceable & effective assault weapons ban."
Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazines, Everytown for Gun Safety, March 22, 2019
"Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are commonplace in mass shootings and make shootings more lethal. Research shows that restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines can help prevent mass shooting injuries and fatalities as well as reduce the devastation of daily gun violence in America."