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Leading NYC Mayoral Candidate Says He’ll Ditch Security and Carry His Own Gun if He Wins

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  • Source: Dan Bongino
  • 06/11/2022
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The leading Democrat candidate to become New York City’s next mayor said he will shun private security and carry a firearm for his safety.

From the Washington Examiner:

“Yes I will, No. 1,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said in January 2020 when asked if he would keep his firearm if elected mayor.

“And No. 2, 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,” he added.

Adams is leading a crowded field of candidates to be New York City’s next mayor. According to local polling of the race, the gun-toting candidate has 21% support, beating out the 18% support currently held by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

A former New York City Police Department captain, Adams doesn’t take a stance on guns traditionally associated with the Democratic Party and has even said that police officers should carry their sidearms when not on duty:

“If we have officers who are trained on how to respond to emergencies, how to move people to safety, how to properly use a firearm — if they’re leaving those firearms at home, I’m saying to them, stop leaving your firearms at home,” Adams said at the time. “Do as I do: Bring your firearm to church.”

The former cop’s candidacy comes at a time when crime is on the rise in the nation’s largest city, with some critics blaming current Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s move to slash the NYPD’s budget as a factor in the crime spree.

But Adams has stressed his support for NYPD.

“We’re not going to recover as a city if we turn back time and see an increase in violence, particularly gun violence,” Adams said of the movement to defund police.

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