New rules proposed after bomb scare
U.S. officials moved swiftly Wednesday to safeguard against another terrorist attack – four days after a failed car bombing in New York City – but warned that more and different strikes might be planned to evade tighter security.
On Capitol Hill, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelley urged Congress to pass legislation to keep known terrorists from buying guns in the United States.
“This is a dangerous and serious breach of national security,” the mayor told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “It’s time to close the “terror gap” in the gun laws … and take other steps to prevent terrorism.”
“The car bomb … was not the only attempted terrorist attack on our city since Sept. 11,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “And sadly, it won’t be the last.”