NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — State Senator Eric Adams is launching a public service campaign to shed light and focus on effective methods to combat gun violence.

Adams said parents need proper information to prevent young people from committing violent acts and hopes his citywide multimedia offensive will help combat the problem.

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“We want to replace alcohol and cigarette ads, and put up positive messages about stopping gun violence,” Adams told WCBS 880.

Adams also said he hopes to have celebrities join him in his crusade against gun violence.

“We’re reaching out to many celebrities and asking them to do PSAs, various soundbytes, radio PSAs, tv PSAs and be part of the billboard campaign that’s we’re doing,” he said.

The Brooklyn lawmaker and former police officer will use radio, television and billboard messages along with an upcoming YouTube informational video that will show parents how to search their homes for drugs and firearms.

“We can’t wait for an Arizona-type tragedy to take place in New York City before we realize that the shot that was fired in Arizona was the shot heard around our entire country,” he said.

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