NYC Mayor Calls for ‘National’ Gun Control Response in Wake of Subway Shooting

In a move that surprised no one, New York City Mayor Eric Adams called for a “national” gun control response after a would-be mass murderer opened fire on a crowded subway train last week.

Adams is only the latest mayor of a major American city to deflect blame for rising crime onto guns and the federal government’s supposed inaction.

“The problem we’re facing… is in our entire nation right now. And that is why… we need a national response to this issue,” Adams told CNN. The mayor bragged about how the NYPD had been able to confiscate 1,800 guns in the last three months but called on the ATF to continue to assist those efforts.

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“There are so many things we could do to assist the cities across America… to make sure we’re a safe place for our residents,” he concluded.

Adams’ call for national support comes just a few days after President Joe Biden announced a final rule aimed at banning homemade firearm kits. As GunsAmerica reported at the time, the new rule would:

  • Ban kits that allow an unfinished receiver to be turned into a firearm
  • Require gun dealers to serialize all firearms they obtain
  • Redefine the term “frame or receiver” to incorporate split-receiver firearms like the AR-15
  • Force gun dealers to retain all gun sale records and turn them over to the ATF when they go out of business

Biden also nominated U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach to become director of the ATF.

A lone attacker opened fire on a crowded New York City subway train last week after releasing smoke grenades. He fired 33 shots from a Glock 9mm handgun, which he purchased in Columbus, Ohio, in 2011. The gun reportedly jammed as he was trying to unload three extended magazines.

Ten people suffered gunshot wounds while at least another 13 were injured from smoke inhalation or other causes. So far, no one has died.

Adams is only the latest in a long line of mayors to blame their city’s rising violence on firearms. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, former New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms have all done the same.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Shanz April 17, 2022, 5:21 pm

    How does a Glock jam? I mean I know it can happen but how retarded do you have to be to not know how to resolve it.

  • allison April 16, 2022, 12:23 am

    Of course as long as criminals are shuffled right out on to the street after arrest we will have crime. Knives, guns, cars, ropes, chains and fists kill people as well as shoves in front of subway trains and out windows.

  • Godfrey Daniel April 15, 2022, 1:02 pm

    Take care of your own s#!t h*(e city first, “mayor”.

  • Perry April 15, 2022, 12:34 pm

    It becoming such a joke! Why “red” city mayors want to have more gun laws written and a then allow their District Attorney not prosecute the criminals who break them. What’s wrong with these people?

    • Bluefish123 October 14, 2022, 6:29 am

      Ah, it’s blue mayors, aka liberal buffoon run cities, or shities if you prefer. In democrat run cities, why do they have the highest crime and shootings? Is it because these liberal buffoons favor criminals? Sure seems that way.

  • George Wallace April 15, 2022, 12:05 pm

    More gun control will solve nothing.
    Mayor Eric Adams, you need to implement more “Un-Cracker Control”

  • MarkJ April 15, 2022, 10:18 am

    Headline: “Already-failed mayor of s***hole city calls for verifiably idiotic and useless firearms legislation.”

  • Clint W. April 15, 2022, 9:46 am

    The US is not represented by the Party system anymore, since in the heyday of the Democrat and Republican control, the only real difference was what each thought the reach of government was supposed to be, but both parties loved the US and it Constitution. This all changed in the 20’s and 30’s with the unionization movement. We now only have two parties, one that believes in the Constitution, and another that believes in the teachings of Carl Marx, we have Democommunists and Conservatives and every day another tenet of Marx is forced on us. Gun laws are the epitome of an observation of Albert Einstein, doing something over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity. Passing more gun laws to stop crime and shootings is an insane way of actually solving the real problem, and one source, by the end of this year, year 3 million of them will have crossed our Southern border.

  • jack theas April 15, 2022, 9:29 am

    and if New Yorkers were able to defend themselves, i.e. armed, a few could have ended this black thugs ‘terror’ campaign’ from the outset. Maybe in such case he’d of thought better if the people were armed to defend themselves.

    • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment April 18, 2022, 11:39 am

      Would be the smart thing to do….but here in Kleveland they just make most hot spots gun free zones so the criminals have a safe working environment!

  • Liberalism Sucks April 15, 2022, 9:00 am

    Better idea – how about a ban on “mostly peaceful protesters” of the melanistic persuasion. They should all be considered terrorists and criminals. And the Democrat party should be held responsible for egging them on with such idiocies as Critical Race Theory and the 1619 project.

    • Alej Marcos April 15, 2022, 9:55 am

      Considering national FBI crime statistics over the years by race, and particularly the persuasion of the thug starring in the incident, maybe Negro control might more actively curb gun violence in this country.

  • Jay Smith April 15, 2022, 8:47 am

    Ummm, aren’t guns already marked with serial numberz ??? Duh….

  • jeff wood April 15, 2022, 8:43 am

    This NY perp has been making racial rants on social media and appeared mentally unstable for years, but they all shut down president trump??? The gun didnt shoot anyone, the mentally unstable perp did. Once you can identify these deranged people, then and only then will you curb violence of ANY KIND. If you can figure out how to do that, you might get rich? All this gun control crapola does absolutely NOTHING. Sure glad when this administration is done wrecking our country…..

  • Wilko April 15, 2022, 7:18 am

    Maybe democrats should just stop fomenting race hatred for their political purposes.

  • Whathappenedtomycountry April 15, 2022, 6:56 am

    Your gun laws didn’t work. So let’s have more fun laws everywhere…so they don’t work either? Fucking dumb. California has laws too…they also didn’t stop a recent shooting? So idiots, please explain why/how it’ll work this time? Waiting

  • Let's go Brandon, FJB April 15, 2022, 6:34 am

    F’ all the democrats. First they try to blame white people, then when they find out the perp isn’t white, well then they blame the guns. Maybe there should be more severe punishment for the criminals to deter them from doing more crime. Here’s an idea; get rid of the rap culture that promotes that heathen lifestyle.

  • Mort April 15, 2022, 6:29 am

    another clueless K0mmunist that thinks Criminals care about gun laws…
    Just like the K0mmunists that will CENSOR this post for no reason..

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