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NYC’s Eric Adams blames Democrats and Republicans for gun violence

Mayor Eric Adams insisted on Saturday that there was no “one-bullet” solution to curb rising gun violence in the city, blaming radicals on both sides of the political aisle for the spike in shootings.

‘There are so many rivers that we need to dam that are feeding the sea of ​​violence, especially gun violence in our city,’ Adams said, after joining hundreds of people who took part in the ‘March for Our Lives’ rally. on the Brooklyn Bridge.

“But here’s the real problem that a lot of people are facing now: the far left and the far right, shooting each other, casualties are impacting our whole city.

“The far left says it’s okay for dangerous people to stay on the streets with guns. The far right says you need to have as many guns as possible. These two entities make Americans and New Yorkers dangerous. »

Adams and the protesters were among thousands who demonstrated in similar marches in the District of Columbia and other parts of America on Saturday. They were pushing again for gun control measures through Congress in the wake of recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, as well as others, including the 2018 shootings at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Protesters erect a memorial for the 21 victims of the Uvalde school shooting in Zuccotti Park, Manhattan.
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In DC, protesters gathered on the National Mall, including its mayor, Muriel Bowser, who said, “Enough is enough.

During this event, a counter-protester was arrested by authorities after jumping a barricade in a failed attempt to disrupt the rally.

President Biden, who was in California when the Washington DC rally began, tweeted a message calling on Congress to take stronger action against guns. He said that should include banning “assault weapons and high-capacity magazines”, strengthening background checks and repealing “immunity from liability for firearms manufacturers”.

NYC’s Eric Adams blames Democrats and Republicans for gun violence
Mayor Eric Adams and Attorney General Letitia James walk with protesters during a ‘March for Our Lives’ rally on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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“We can no longer disappoint the American people,” he tweeted.

With post wires

New York Post

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