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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer working to combat violence in Rochester



Rochester, New York – According to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, he’s working on the federal level to help combat violence.

Schumer is 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.

According to Schumer, 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.”

Mayor Lovely Warren declared a state of emergency on Friday because of the ongoing violence in the city.