This article originally appeared in The Daily News on June 13th.
The former mayor is funding the second annual Brooklyn Bridge March and Rally to End Gun Violence, which begins Saturday at Cadman Plaza Park and ends outside the building where he held power for 12 years, sources said.
A small army of Americans fed up with gun violence will be marching Saturday on City Hall.
And they will be marching on Michael Bloomberg’s dime.
The former mayor is funding the second annual Brooklyn Bridge March and Rally to End Gun Violence, which begins at Cadman Plaza Park and ends outside the building where he held power for 12 years, sources said.
More than 200 demonstrators — including angry moms from 20 states chanting, “Not one more!” — are expected to make the trek.
They will be channeling the fury of Richard Martinez, who scolded gutless politicians after his son was gunned down by Elliot Rodger, the vicious virgin who went on a killing spree in California out of apparent sexual frustration.
“He said we don’t have to live this way, and I think it is so courageous to use your grief and your agony to make things better for other Americans,” Shannon Watts, founder of the Bloomberg-backed Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said of Martinez.
Lucia McBath, a Georgia mom whose 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, who was shot dead in a dispute over loud music, will also be there. “This fight is my life,” she said. “I don’t want anybody else to die.”
Joining her onstage will be Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung and actress Amanda Peet. Neither Bloomberg nor the current mayor, Bill de Blasio, is expected to be there.
The demonstration comes just days after a 15-year-old teen went on a deadly rampage at an Oregon high school using the AR-15 rifle he took from his father’s arsenal to kill freshman Emilio Hoffman.
Sen. Jeffrey Klein and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, both Bronx Democrats, are trying to ensure that doesn’t happen here.
They have introduced “Nicholas’ Law,” which would require gun owners to lock their weapons and store them away.
Nicholas’ Law is named after Nicholas Naumkin, a 12-year-old Saratoga Springs boy, who was fatally shot by a pal playing with his dad’s unlocked gun.