ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he’s working on the federal level to help combat violence.
He’s pushing for universal backgrounds checks for gun purchases, an automatic weapons ban and to have more personnel in the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives to curb the proliferation of guns.
He also says Rochester could benefit from the Build Back Better Bill, which would include $5 billion for community violence interruption if passed.
”By dealing with people, young people, and giving them hope and giving them a place to go, community centers,” Schumer said. “And giving them alternatives and saying violence and retaliation is not the answer.”
On Friday, Mayor Lovely Warren declared a state of emergency because of the ongoing violence in the city.