Sen. Gillibrand, Mayor Adams address New Yorkers on recently passed federal law on guns
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Eric Adams continue the fight against illegal firearms and say the recently passed Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is a step towards a safer New York.
The legislation includes $750 million to help states implement “red flag” laws to remove firearms from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. It also makes gun trafficking a federal crime and enhances background checks for gun buyers under 21 years old.
Sen. Gillibrand and Mayor Adams were joined by NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and other representatives. The senator said in the press conference that 90% of the illegal guns confiscated in New York comes from out of state.
Mayor Adams praised the federal government in what he called their biggest gun safety move in 30 years.
Sen. Gillibrand says that a bill in the same vein is to be voted on Thursday, aimed at specifically designating areas like schools and venues that sell alcohol where concealed carry will not be permitted.