Mayor Reassures Police, NYPD, FDNY, and EMS are Trained to Go Right in to Stop Active Shooters
By Yehudit Garmaise
Addressing the 77 minutes in which 18-year-old Salvador Ramos manically roamed, inside Robb Elementary School in Ulvade, Texas, Mayor Eric Adams promised today, “That is not going to happen in New York.
Not only would the NYPD go in immediately to stop an active shooter, but the FDNY and the EMS are also trained to go right in.”
Although the Ulvade 911 received its first call at 11:30am, a federal Border Patrol Unit did not take out Ramos until 12:50pm, after 19 children and two teachers lay dead in pools of blood.
Mayor Adams said that in New York City, “[we have] well-trained officers and deep intelligence to go in and stop that immediate threat right away.”
Gun violence, which Mayor Adams called “a national crisis,” is not just the result of angry young men and cowardly police, however, but the fault of gun manufacturers, who tripled their production of firearms in the last 20 years, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
New Yorkers also could be made vulnerable to more gun violence if the US Supreme Court strikes down New York’s strict concealed carry law.
The mayor is worried that the conservative-majority Supreme Court may soon rule that New York’s strict laws that do not allow citizens to carry firearms violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”
“Open carry is a crisis,” the mayor said. “Can you imagine being on the 4 train as someone openly carrying a firearm?”
Although advocates of the Second Amendment always fall back on the argument that the Constitution entitles them to carry guns, four years ago, after 17 students were killed in a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla, retired US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggested that the US repeal the Second Amendment to provide “effective and lasting reform” for public safety.