"I go to states with Stand Your Ground laws. My daughters go to states with Stand Your Ground laws," he said at the National Press Club in 2012. "This is a part of America, and I think these kinds of laws that lead to vigilantism are just not appropriate."
Bloomberg has been a vocal anti-gun advocate in recent years, co-founding the coalition group Mayors Against Illegal Guns and contributing some $3 million to its efforts.
Thousands of New Yorkers participated in a protest of the Zimmerman verdict on Sunday, culminating in a large rally in Times Square.