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BALTIMORE, MD -

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for federal gun control reforms.

Bloomberg outlined his proposals Monday at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at a summit on reducing gun violence.

The two-day summit began one month after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

Bloomberg is urging President Barack Obama and Congress to increase background check requirements for firearms purchases.

He also says the federal government needs to get tougher on gun trafficking. Bloomberg says the federal government must also limit assault weapons and magazines with more than 10 rounds.

Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley also outlined some reforms he plans to seek in Maryland. They include banning assault weapons and tougher licensing requirements. They also include proposals to increase school safety.

More than 20 experts are scheduled to speak at a Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis.

The summit is scheduled for two days. Experts will adopt specific recommendations, which will be announced at a post-summit news

LINK: http://www.jhsph.edu/events/gun-policy-summit/

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