“The recent incidents of gun violence across our borough have been heartbreaking. When our residents are being senselessly gunned down in the street, then we know that we are in a state of emergency. This is a call to action for all of us to join together as a community to combat this gun violence epidemic.

I want to thank my friend and colleague Congressman Torres for his leadership in introducing legislation to combat the distribution of ghost guns in our neighborhoods that has claimed the lives of many of our residents. We need our partners at the federal level because this epidemic is an issue that needs to be addressed at all levels of government. I also want to thank our law enforcement, first-responders, cure violence organizations, and advocates that have been on the frontlines keeping all of us safe. These are difficult times, but I know as a borough, we will get through this together.”