Adams calls for “real federal legislation”

Eric Adams won the Democrat primary making him likely the next Mayor of NYC. While being interviewed by CNN they reported:

“… On the issue of gun control, Adams also said it the focus should not only be on assault rifles, but also on handguns. “The numbers of those who are killed by handguns are astronomical and if we don’t start having real federal legislation, matched with states and cities, we’re never going to get this crisis understand control,” he said …”

What he means by that is unclear to me.

Adams is up against Curtis Sliwa in the general election. I cannot recall Sliwa ever calling for 2A reforms.