The anti-crime efforts of New York City mayor Eric Adams got a much-needed boost on Monday.
President Joe Biden has expressed full support to the anti-crime efforts of Adams in a phone call Monday.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary revealed Biden offered Adams “firm” support for his “efforts to combat gun violence and violent crime.”
Adams is happy with the support of Biden saying the president is indeed an ally.
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) January 25, 2022
“President “knows what it takes to keep our streets safe and his support will be invaluable in getting the job done,” Adams tweeted.
Earlier, Adams appealed to Washington D.C. to do something to stop the “constant flow” of firearms into the Big Apple.
Adams said the NYPD are doing their best to eradicate guns on the streets but their efforts are futile since guns continue to enter NYC from other places.
“The police department is doing their job taking thousands of guns off the streets, yet each time you take a gun off, there’s a constant flow of new guns coming here,” Adams said.
“And if we don’t coordinate to go after those gun dealers that are supplying large cities in America such as New York, we are losing the battle, and the federal government must step in and play a role in doing so,” Adams added.
Guesting before ABC’s “Good Morning America”, Adams revealed that even though cops seize many firearms, they are quickly replenished by even more of them being transported to New York City.
“We have to stop the flow of guns. We are removing thousands of guns off our streets, and it appears for every gun we’ve removed from the street, five are coming in. That is unacceptable,” he said.
“We need Washington to join us and act now to stop the flow of guns in New York City and cities like New York,” he added.