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Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams said his party’s focus on “assault weapon” bans is misplaced. Instead, Adams wants more handgun control.

“I believe those priorities, they really were misplaced and it’s almost insulting what we have witnessed over the last few years. Many of our presidents, they saw these numbers, they knew that the inner cities in particular, where Black, Brown, and poor people live, they knew they were dealing with this real crisis,” Eric Adams told FOX News. “It is extremely important that just as we became energetic after we saw mass shootings with assault rifles in the suburban parts of our country – which we should have – we should have also focused on the handgun. The numbers of those who are killed with handguns are astronomical and if we don’t start having real federal legislation matched with states and cities we’re never going to get this crisis under control.”

“Adams stopped short of calling for a handgun ban. Instead, he said he wants “improved monitoring,” to include gun dealers “where there’s a real correlation, connection with the guns that are used in our streets, and paying attention to ‘feeders’ of illegal guns such as bus stations where people are bringing them in.”

Last month, Joe Biden announced he was cracking down on “rogue gun dealers,” whom he too claimed are responsible for violent crime increases in five major cities historically controlled by Democrats.

“Rogue gun dealers” the President alleged, are those Federal Firearm Licensees who “willfully” transfer a firearm to a prohibited person, and/or who refuse to cooperate with a tracing request from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Neither Adams nor Biden mentioned gangs or gangsters — the root cause of violent crime in every major city whose mayor Biden now wants to prop up.

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