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Adams vows to combat gun violence

'Quality of life' enforcement is key, mayor says

By RICHARD KHAVKINE richardk@thechiefleader.co
Posted 4/8/22

With gun violence again roiling the city and the nation, Mayor Eric Adams has once more called for outside help in combating the scourge of illegal guns, but also insisted that stopping and prosecuting perpetrators of quality-of-life crimes would also help stanch the bloodshed. 

Three days after the shooting death of 12-year-old Kade Lewin in Brooklyn as he ate in his car last week and a few hours after the weekend massacre of six in Sacramento, California’s state capital, Adams expressed some hope that Congress, which has been notoriously reluctant to pass anti-gun legislation, or President Biden, by executive order, could pass laws that would make it much harder to assemble and traffic so-called ghost guns—firearms that are assembled from disparate parts and nearly impossible to trace. 

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