Who can actually get a gun in New York City?

Who can actually get a gun in New York City?

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. | Erica Sherman/Brooklyn BP’s Office Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams told FAQ NYC podcast that he would carry a gun and reject his security detail if he were elected mayor of New York City. This statement is not entirely surprising , given the retired New York City Police Department officer’s pro-gun stances, including stating in 2018 that he carries a gun in church. “Yes I will, number one,” said Adams when asked if he would carry a gun as mayor. “And number two, I won’t have a security detail. If the city is safe, the mayor shouldn’t have a security detail with him. He should be walking the street by himself.” Under federal law , qualified retired officers like Adams are allowed to carry a concealed firearm. Adams is not the only elected official with a New York gun permit, as the NYPD issues concealed-carry licenses in special cases unrelated to business. Although the state has among the strictest gun control laws, according to the Giffords Law Center , numerous New York billionaires reportedly hold a concealed-carry license from the NYPD, including Robert De Niro, Howard Stern and President Donald Trump. The president acknowledged this during a 2012 interview with the The Washington Times , but has refused to comment on the matter since taking office. According to The New York Times , Trump allegedly received his license in exchange for a favor – making donations to two charities related to the […]

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