Adams enlists parents on guns in break with fellow Democrats

Mayor Eric Adams struck a different tone than fellow Democrats who focused on gun-control laws after Tuesday’s school massacre in Texas when he said the key to stopping shootings starts in the home.

The mayor joined nationwide pleas for stricter gun laws during a press conference Wednesday, but used the majority of the briefing to urge parents of schoolchildren to search their kids’ bags and rooms for firearms, ammunition and other weapons. He said he doesn’t want to blame them or the children for violent incidents, but that parents were a “missing piece” in the efforts to stop school gun violence.

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