Queens lawmaker, activists promote legislation to tackle gun violence in Queensbridge Houses


Queens leaders and activists joined together at the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City on Thursday, Feb. 10, to express the dire need to get guns out of the neighborhood just one week after President Joe Biden visited the district to address the situation. 

During the press conference, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney spoke about a package of bills she introduced last year focused on gun safety. On Jan. 28, Maloney and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand re-introduced bills geared towards gun trafficking and purchasing illegal firearms.