NYC Mayor Adams floats nationwide guns database before anti-gun summit of mayors

File Photo New York City Mayor Eric Adams addresses the press on E. 95th St. and Lexington Ave. in Manhattan, New York where a woman was shot and killed while pushing a stroller Wednesday night, June 29, 2022. Photo Courtesy: New York Daily News

Kathmandu: New York City Mayor Adams is meeting with several other mayors from around the country Wednesday at Gracie Mansion to discuss how to better tackle gun violence and to send a strong message on the national level and the state level.

Before the confab at the mayor’s official residence, Adams and three other mayors — St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Little Rock, Ark. Mayor Frank Scott Jr. — spoke on Good Morning America to lay out some of their goals.

The mayors who are meeting on Wednesday are members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Adams said one of their goals is to use a “centralized database to show where guns are coming from, who are the manufacturers.”

As reported on New York Daily News, Mayor Adam opined that creating such a database could serve as a tool in lawsuits against manufacturers from victims of gun violence and their families.

Last month, New York City Councilman Shaun Abreu introduced a bill that would require the NYPD and the mayor’s office to publicly identify the locations and details of firearms seizures, including information on the dealers who sell guns and where they operate.

(News Source: New York Daily News)