Dumb and dumber.

(CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a vocal proponent of tighter gun laws, confirmed Monday he was advising Vice President Joe Biden’s task force to help curb gun violence.

“What we’ve got to do first is try to do everything we can to help Joe Biden,” Bloomberg said at a press conference in New York. “We sent some of the people down to Washington, and we had some people on the phone to give Joe Biden our ideas.”

Bloomberg detailed his recommendations, saying he’s pushing for criminal background checks on all gun sales, not just at gun dealers. He’s also calling for better enforcement of current checks and criticized the system for being too simplistic.

He further urged the renewal of a federal assault weapons ban, similar to the one enacted in 1994 but expired in 2004. Bloomberg pointed out that Biden was a lead senator on the bill.

“I think all of us know that Joe Biden is not a shrinking violet, particularly when it comes to crime and the gun problem in this country and the number of murders,” Bloomberg said.