In May, after a controversial sting operation, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a lawsuit against gun dealers accused of making illegal sales. Now, with a proposed settlement on the table for two of the targeted dealers, the National Shooting Sports Foundation is taking aim at Bloomberg, calling the potential agreement “redundant to existing federal regulatory oversight and joint educational programs between the firearms industry and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).” In plainer language, they’d prefer that the mayor remove his nose from where it doesn’t belong. “We call upon Mayor Bloomberg to support ATF rather than continually insulting the agency and interfering with its ability to do its job,” said Lawrence G. Keane with the NSSF. “Regrettably, Mayor Bloomberg seems more interested in making headlines than real progress.”