KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ FEARS MISSOURI NULLIFICATION ORDER HB 1439 MIGHT SPIKE KANSAS CITY VIOLENT GANG ACTIVITY!!!
Recently, KCPD Chief Forté penned a thoughtful answer to critics like TKC who are suspicious of any form of gun control and EXPLAINED how Missouri gun nullification might impact local law enforcement efforts to curb violent crime in Kansas City.
Bill would harm federal partnerships that reduce violent crime
Here are just a couple of important passages:
"I want to make clear that I support the Second Amendment, and I support the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. But parts of this legislation, dubbed “The Second Amendment Preservation Act,” do little to support the rights of lawful gun owners. Instead, it hinders some of the best tools we in municipal law enforcement have – federal partnerships – to reduce violent crime . . ."
"Last year, our Gang Squads arrested 21 violent gang members with the assistance of federal partners. They were charged on hundreds of federal counts – many of them weapons charges. So far this year, nine gang members have been arrested and charged with 66 federal counts. If HB 1439 were to pass, we could not continue this kind of enforcement, and gang activity would undoubtedly increase in Kansas City."
Read the statement from the Chief in its entirety ... And tell us, do you think gun control is the solution to Kansas City's problems???