Earlier this week, Mayor Eric Adams released a 15-page document, “The Blueprint to End Gun Violence,” with the purpose of alleviating a “public health crisis that continues to threaten every corner of the city.” It was work, the introduction maintained, that “will take all of us.”

The plan was prompted by the rise in violent crime that has accompanied the pandemic, afflicting cities around the country and made vivid by the deaths of two police officers in New York who were shot last week in a Harlem apartment in the middle of a routine domestic-dispute call. In 2020, the number of shootings in New York more than doubled to 1,531 over the previous year; then they climbed again, to 1,877 in 2021, the highest figure in decades.

Earlier this week, Mayor Eric Adams released a 15-page document, “The Blueprint to End Gun Violence, ” with the purpose of alleviating a “public health crisis that continues to threaten every corner of the city.” It was work, the introduction maintained, that “will take all of us.”

The plan was […]

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