Wednesday at the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Summit, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) vowed that he would use his “bully pulpit” to target gun makers who, he said, make products for one purpose: “to kill.”
“We’re going to use our leverage and buying power. We’re going to use our bully pulpit, we’re going to use our legislative arms to attack this problem head on to address the issues of gun violence,” he said.
Mayor Adams told Good Morning America, “We’re dealing with the same problem: a $9 billion industry turning their profits into our pain.”
St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones (D) added, “If this were any other industry that was as deadly, then the government would have already acted to make sure that we got rid of whatever was killing our citizens. We haven’t seen that action from the federal government so we have to look at the root causes and try to cure gun violence in our cities.”
Democrats like Adams and Jones aren’t interested in the root causes of gun violence or of “curing” it. Their aim is to disarm the populace.