About 30 minutes before two people were shot dead and nine were injured near New York’s Empire State Building, the mayor of America’s largest city was on the radio talking again about guns. “Our state has no tolerance for senseless acts of violence that harm our people,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, said in an e-mailed statement today. Getting a handgun license can take as long as a year and requires at least four trips to police headquarters, including one where applicants are interviewed by an investigator, said John S. Chambers, a New York attorney who helps applicants navigate the process. Johnson doesn’t appear to have a criminal record, said Bloomberg, a political independent, who is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News. Yesterday, a street vendor near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx shot two competitors, according to the New York Daily News, and on Aug. 11, police gunned down a knife-wielding man near Times Square. Bloomberg repeated criticism of both President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate. The NRA has opposed a Bloomberg-backed proposal, which has repeatedly failed to pass the state Legislature, to require semiautomatic pistols be “microstamped” with an alpha-numeric code. Bloomberg and the Mayors Against Illegal Guns have urged U.S. lawmakers to resist an NRA-backed law allowing people to carry concealed guns anywhere in the U.S if that person’s home state allows it.