To put into action his plans to stop the growing gun violence in New York, New York City Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams is set to meet with President Joe Biden in Washington on Monday.
A representative of Adams confirmed the meeting of two to discuss gun violence which is starting to become a problem not only in New York but other parts o of the US as well.
Adams, a retired NYPD captain, and current Brooklyn borough president won the Democratic primary due to his strong stance against gun violence.
In media interviews, Adams wants better coordination between the city and the federal government to track the unlicensed firearms used in shootings across New York.
“We feed crime in America and New York. We need to stop the feeders of crime. And then we must have an immediate response. We should create something like a JTTF — Joint Terrorism Task Force. This is what we did to fight terrorism,” Adams said on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning.
During his campaign, Adams got the voter’s nod because he wants New York City to have easier access to databases that list stores selling illegal handguns and individuals who traffic them into the five boroughs.
He also called for a partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at transit hubs to track firearms entering the city.
Many sectors are very excited on the Biden and Adams meeting since they believe the two can craft ways on how to address gun violence not only in New York but the rest of America as well.