NEW YORK - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says if elected to be mayor, he would carry a gun and drop his security detail.
The comments came during an interview with the FAQ NYC podcast Thursday.
Adams admitted to carrying a gun when he attends church and urged law enforcement officers to do the same.
Following the 2018 Pittsburgh synoguoge shooting, Mayor Bill de Blasio said places of worship did not need armed guards to practice their religion.
Yet he and other elected officials travel with armed guards.
During the podcast, the former NYPD officer and mayoral candidate said he wouldn't need a security detail if elected in 2021.
Podcast host: As mayor would you carry a firearm on you even with a security detail?
Eric Adams: Yes I will, number one, and number two, I won’t have a security detail. If the city’s safe, the mayor shouldn’t have a security detail with him. He should be walking the street by himself.
Adams went on to call out the hypocrasy of citywide offificials who say places of worship don't need armed security.
He implies that if they could travel with armed security then houses of worship should be defended too.