Communities like New York City have very real issues when it comes to crime. These issues were exacerbated in mid-2020 when multiple cities chose to defund their police departments.
As seen around the nation, defunding the police directly tracks with immediate upticks in lawlessness. When it comes down to it, even the people who claim to loathe law enforcement will look to them for support in times of danger.
Recently, even the Biden administration was forced to come forward and admit the “underfunding” of various police departments is a factor in crime surges.
In New York City, two police officers were recently shot at by a criminal with an illegal firearm. One of the officers didn’t make it, prompting outrage from the community, even from city council members who openly trashed the police in 2020.
As a result of what happened, Democrat Mayor Eric Adams is going to meet with President Biden for a conversation about “gun crime,” according to Newsmax.
Important Information About the Approaching Adams-Biden Meeting
Despite talking points from Mayor Adams, New York City has some of the strictest gun laws on the books.
As a matter of fact, there aren’t even any gun manufacturers in the city. However, Adams is still saying that taking additional measures to reduce the number of firearms in the community is a critical step.
Despite Mayor Eric Adams' claims, NYC already has some of the strictest gun control in the entire nation. It's not the Second Amendment that's causing the violence. It is the criminals. pic.twitter.com/9NprYJ9itn
— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) January 27, 2022
Meanwhile, the Biden administration has released a statement about the president’s forthcoming meeting with the Democrat mayor. The pair will go into details about investments for various community programs and police units.
Likewise, Biden and Adams will talk about actions the federal government is taking to reduce the amount of crime carried out with firearms. Earlier this week, the New York City mayor made known his intention to have more law enforcement in areas where crime is rampant.
The Real Problem in New York City
At this time, Mayor Adams is taking a fair amount of criticism for how he’s chosen to frame the conversation of crime in his city.
Many people have noted that lax bail laws, defunded law enforcement, etc., are the problems, rather than guns.
Focus on locking up career criminals. Leave law abiding gun owners alone.
How hard is that to do?
— Solo S (@SoloS84074164) January 27, 2022
Adams touted the stringent gun control measures that are on the books in his city; however, many people believe this is a beacon for criminals to strike. After all, it’s been proven time and time again that gun-free zones attract, rather than repel, criminals and psychopaths.
At the end of the day, the leadership of Eric Adams is not all that much different from Bill de Blasio, the former New York City mayor. As long as New Yorkers keep electing Democrats, nothing will really change.
Let us know below in the comments area your thoughts about the New York City mayor’s approach to crime.