New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday night fought back against the claim that gun laws were pointless because criminals would simply ignore them.

He admitted on CNN that it was "probably true" the proposals advocated by President Barack Obama on Wednesday wouldn't have prevented the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Bloomberg noted that the gunman had taken the firearms from his mother, bypassing any type of background check.

"But that doesn't mean that having fewer guns around isn't a better idea," he continued. "It is like, there are people who go through traffic lights, they just run a red light. Does that mean we should get rid of all traffic lights? No. In a macro sense, these laws do work."

Bloomberg has been a vocal advocate of gun control.

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