One thing is for certain and two things are for sure New York has a gun problem and New York doesn’t quite know how to deal with it. According to Majority leader Chuck Schumer — Democrats are prepared to ask the federal government for more than $1.5B in federal funds for a gun task force like team to help combat the extreme rise in gun violence. As many New Yorkers know, New York City has experienced a wild increase in gun violence and crime over the course of the past two or so years.
Any New Yorker who has the Citizen app doesn’t even have to leave their home to find out how many shootings there were in the area anymore.
“The ABCs of beating back the scourge of gun violence depends on three federal letters: A, T and F,” he said at a press conference in Manhattan.
“I am pushing for $1.5 billion dollars in federal funds for the agency, so they can help with this work and do much more at the national level,” the senator said. “Without the $1.5 billion … these plans will not have their full impact, and we need full impact to address the flow of these crime guns in our communities and across our state.”