NEW YORK (PIX11) — After harrowing incidents of gun violence all over the country, New Yorkers have been calling on their leaders for solutions.

Mayor Eric Adams met with New York City’s congressional delegation on Wednesday to discuss plans of action to prevent shootings in the city. 

“We discussed how Congress is working to pass the ‘Protecting Our Kids Act,’ which will help prevent the next mass shooting,” Adams and Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a statement on Wednesday. “It will also keep our communities and schools safer by addressing many of the loopholes that allow guns to fall into the wrong hands.”

Adams testified before the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee on gun violence alongside family members of victims and survivors of the shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas. He said that federal law should complement New York’s tougher gun laws in order to make New York safer.

“Many of the guns that we’re witnessing … were stolen from outside our state,” Adams said.

Adams said that guns from outside New York make their way into the city and are used to harm New Yorkers.

“It’s more than what we do locally. We need assistance with the partnership of the federal government to stop the flow of guns in our cities,” he said.