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Biden to Discuss Gun Violence With New York City Mayor Adams

President Biden will come to New York City and meet with Mayor Eric Adams next week to discuss combatting gun violence, Politico reports. Biden and Adams plan to “discuss the Administration’s comprehensive strategy to combat gun crime, which includes historic levels of funding for cities and states to put more cops on the beat and invest in community violence prevention and intervention programs, as well as stepped up federal law enforcement efforts against illegal gun traffickers,” the White House said. The trip will take place Thursday, Feb. 3.

The planned summit comes as Adams is scrambling to combat a surge in gun violence in the city and deliver on his key campaign promise of restoring public safety. Two police officers were fatally shot in Harlem on Friday, the latest in a spate of high-profile crimes. In response to the shooting, Adams called for federal help to crack down on gun trafficking. “We need Washington to act now to stop the flow of weapons into our cities,” he said. Adams rolled out an anti-violence plan this week, which includes bringing back a controversial NYPD plainclothes unit that was disbanded in 2020. He also called for more restrictive bail laws and the ability to charge teenagers as adults in some gun cases. Adams met with Biden to discuss gun violence at the White House with other local officials last summer after he won the Democratic primary for mayor.


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