Tuesday, October 03, 2017

TKC TUESDAY LAS VEGAS MASSACRE AFTERMATH QUESTION: IS MAYOR SLY GLOATING ABOUT GUN CONTROL AND SHOULD KANSAS CITY RESTART EFFORTS TO CRACKDOWN ON FIREARMS???



A terse statement from Kansas City Mayor Sly James regarding the Las Vegas Mass Shooting still conveys quite a bit.

Checkit:

"Yet another community faced a horrific instance of gun violence, fear, and loss. Our thoughts are with all those families affected in Las Vegas. And we’re grateful for the brave work of the first responders."

On the face of it, his comment is generic and appropriate . . .

However, his use of the phrases "yet another" and "gun violence" might trigger opponents of the 2nd Amendment to continue their crusade.

Remember that Mayor Sly was SMACKED DOWN when he attempted to work against CCW inside the city limits.

However . . .

In Kansas City & beyond . . . Opponents of assault rifles, large capacity magazines and souped-up bullets are rallying to revitalize gun control efforts in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

And so, as always, we put it to our blog community . . .

IS IT TIME FOR KANSAS CITY TO RETHINK TOUGHER GUN CONTROL TACTICS TO PREVENT LOCAL DEADLY MASS SHOOTINGS???

Prez Trump refuses to talk about gun control but there's local precedent for gun crackdowns that don't require new legislation.

The Kansas City Gun Experiment
was a milestone in police action targeting illegal weapons in order to curb crime.

"The Kansas City Gun Experiment used intensive police patrols directed to an 80-block hotspot area where the homicide rate was 20 times the national average. Patrol officers seized guns by frisking individuals who were arrested and by making plain view sightings of firearms during routine traffic violation or safety stops. Traffic stops were most effective in locating illegal guns, with 1 gun found per 28 stops. Gun crimes, including drive-by shootings and homicides, declined significantly during the 29-week experimental period between July 1992 and January 1993. Drive-by shootings dropped from 7 to 1 in the target area . . ."

Like it or not, this was one of the most groundbreaking law enforcement tactics Kansas City has seen in its history. Some anti-violence advocates encourage a second look at this controversial effort.



In the meantime, the gun control debate rages and politicos seem more sympathetic to a fight over policy that has been a losing battle thus far:

Governing: Before Las Vegas Shooting, Nevadans Voted for Stricter Gun Control. Then the State Refused to Enforce It.

ABC News: Jimmy Kimmel calls out Congress over inaction on gun control, says they're in NRA's pocket

Newsweek: THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND NOT MUCH MORE: POLITICIANS REACT TO LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

The Week: How 'thoughts and prayers' became the stock phrase of tragedies

KCTV5: Local firearms expert talks about rifle conversions after mass shooting

NPR: A Familiar, Partisan Response In Congress To Las Vegas Massacre

Time: Country Guitarist Who Witnessed Las Vegas Shooting Changes His Opinion on Gun Control: 'Enough Is Enough'

You decide . . .

57 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Sly would rather lobby for his friends at burns & mcdonnell than really do anything about crime.

This is just more grandstanding.

Typical from mayor james.

KC JD said...

Mayor Sly James was correct to keep his comments short, just like President Trump was also smart to stay on the teleprompter when he addressed the nation about this tragedy.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness that we have Republican control of Jefferson City to protect us from this kind of nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Of course gun control won't work. If we have really strict gun control, who would still have guns? The murderers in the hood.

Jameson said...

The shooting is shocking of course, but overall if KC wants to be safer, it would encourage more people to get CCW training.

Anonymous said...

The usual "look what's happening over there" approach to Sly's avoiding his own responsibilities.
What took place in Vegas is horrifying.
But it has NOTHING to do with the violence that regularly terrifies KCMO residents, particularly in east side neighborhoods, or with the murders that have reached near-record numbers this year.
It's easy to make speeches or march around about events in other parts of the country, but it takes some real effort, time, guts, and action to try to improve things right here in your own back yard.
The issues in KCMO are clear and well-known.
The town needs a serious city government that will address the most basic public service of all:
Public Safety.

Anonymous said...

Chicago has really strict gun control laws. They do not appear to have worked very well there.

Anonymous said...

We have strict murder laws here. How well have they worked this year? Or last year?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ THAT^^^^^^^^

Anonymous said...

He needs to worry about crime in KANSAS CITY.
not the Constitution or the Amendment.
We have a Congress for this.
This is just a diversion for him to take the focus off of his responsibilities.

Super Dave said...

Best factual comments in a row I have ever seen on here and the truth no doubt

Anonymous said...

Try to take people's guns and see what happens you corrupt bitch

Anonymous said...


Sly James and others like Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Emanuel Clever are gloating about the tragedy in Las Vegas.

The african american topix forum proves that black people are celebrating the massacre. There are some disturbing posts on there, but yet Sly James has put gun violence first only on white people not blacks who kill in our city. You can tell his little speech is painful to spit out, like a thoughtless form letter.

To show even more hatred the Chiefs took a knee yesterday.

Has Emanuel Clever said anything yet, or is he celebrating as well???

Anonymous said...

Actually, we need to get rid of Jean Petersucker Baker. She is the most weak dick prosecutor ever. Jean Petersucker Baker is worthless

Anonymous said...

For grins and giggles check out the Chicago website called heyjackass, it’s got a breakdown of all the shootings there, funny ass hell!

Anonymous said...

This sick bastard had money and knowledge. Be thankful most other sickos have neither.

Anonymous said...

When are the Hero and Miricle stories going to start.
We already have the candlelight vigils going.
Plus we need to change our facebook logos.
(Maybe a Rockette wearing a cowboy hat)

Anonymous said...

What a worthless post. The people who endorse this blog clearly are in love with their guns. This post is the equivalent of going to church and asking if the congregation wants to worship a potato.

Gray Back said...

Yup, love my guns 8:10. You should go to church sometime.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Do you go to church?

You proudly display your terrorist flag.

That flag tells everyone that you're a piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

Sly James = Cheap Politician In A Cheap Suit

Remember, this is a man whose own family can't steer clear of the law. He had a brother or cousin who was arrested for firing off a gun in public, and a son who had multiple arrests. He ought to STFU until he gets his own house in order.

Calling for strict gun control is Cheapo James' way of not accepting responsibility for KCMO's record-breaking homicide count.

With James' failed policies, the only thing different had this tragedy happened in KC, would be that the gunman took a free ride on the ToyTrain to the taxpayer subsidized convention hotel where he carried out his plans.

Jimmy Kimmel is a Hollywood a-hole, and his thoughts are irrelevant. Same thing for the country guitarist.

Unless Cheapo James wants to build a wall around KCMO with mandatory checkpoints, passing stricter gun laws in KC is pointless and wouldn't have prevented a Las Vegas type of shooting.

Anonymous said...

Everybody ignore byron’s stupid comments from now on, he’s an attention whore

Don Cardinal said...

Unfortunately, people don't act right. It's not the big guns having a mind of their own. It's the mutant behind the racking. People would move on to bio weapons, screw bombs, fire whatever, people don't act right

my butt hurts said...

I love gun's !!! Gun's ar my lover's !!! There so seductive. They promise, to make me powerful. And they do. They put a weak man, at the bottom. On top. Thank god, and Jesus, that the Repub's. Control Congress. No lib Dem's, are going to get there gun law's past. I am going to go play, with my lover's !!! See ya lib looser's !!!

Anonymous said...

fuck the mayor

Wayne LaPierre, NRA said...

I've got to give that evil sob credit, he did seem to be a one-man well-regulated militia.

Just what the Founding Fathers dreamed of.

Anonymous said...

9:41 Your butt hurts from all of that black cock.

Anonymous said...

For the sake of clarity it is important that Sly specifically provide information as to what laws and/or what changes he would make to laws that would have prevented the Las Vegas Massacre. I doubt that he is even capable of doing that, but if he would it would show that he is not just using the situation to forward his own political agenda and that he is actually making sense and suggesting action that will save lives and protect citizen rights.

Anonymous said...

I go to Church of the Enlightened Ones. CEO.

Anonymous said...

The Hero stories have STARTED!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/us/las-vegas-shooting-heroes/index.html

Anonymous said...

Here is a Miracle Story.

http://time.com/4965647/gofundme-donations-las-vegas-shooting-victims/

Anonymous said...

Heres how to change your facebook icon for the shooting.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/how-to-change-your-facebook-photo-to-support-vegas-shooting-victims-2746149

Anonymous said...

Automatic weapons are illegal. It didn't stop this guy. Would another law really make any difference?

Anonymous said...

Calm down, you triggered bitch.

Gray Back said...

I go to church every Sunday. Service starts at 10:45. You should try it Birum Antifa.

Anonymous said...

I'd be in favor of more gun control laws if we institute a "no exceptions, no appeal" death penalty for Felons caught in possession of a firearm, sentence to be carried out within two weeks of conviction.

Anonymous said...


Drama queen is taking bets.........
Taking bets that Jimmy Kimmel will cry tonight on the air.

Gray Back said...

Ban hammers. Ban knives. Ban Freeway shooters. Ban gays and lesbians. Ban chicken fingers. Ban French fries.
If the left is against "it" ban "it" too💀.

Anonymous said...

Stop and frisk would be far more effective at reducing the KCMO bodycount than new gun laws.

Anonymous said...

I be going to church. Church's Chicken, right by Linwood & Gilham. I be going to the motherfucker all the time.

Anonymous said...

In Britain right now, they are banning the sale of Acid. Not LSD, but real acid, because of all the Muslims who throw acid in the faces of their girlfriends, enemies et al.

Obviously if they didn't let in millions of Muslims, acid would still be on the shelves, as, acid, alone, will not fling itself into the faces of infidels .

Here in America, we want ban guns. Now, anyone with the brains of an ant, knows that with no blacks in America, we as a nation, would have 25% of the murders, crime and violence that is a curse and a plague on this nation.

But, hey, as Obama and the rest of the loathsome, filthy progressives always say, "Never miss an opportunity to take advantage of a tragedy".

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Kimmel....BLECH!
You can wipe your ass with what this tool says.
He is jumping through the hoops of the Tribe.

Unknown said...

No it doesn't. I'm not offended... Snowflake

my butt hurts said...

I love my gun's. And they love me to. They are more attractive, then any woman. I have known. I get a gungasm, when I pull my trigger. I love sniffing gunsmoke. Lib's will never ban gun's. Becuase we have great hero's, like Wane LaPiare, and the Nuge. Protecting ar god Given right's. And Jesus wuld have been straped, if gun's were around then. The Roman's wuld never have crusify'd him. If he and his disciple's, were armed with ar15's.

Anonymous said...

Gun control is inevitable. Face it. It's time. The country deserves it. White males have only themselves to blame. The country can no longer turn a blind eye to violence inflicted by it's own home-grown terrorists. The usual stale arguments about responsible gun-ownership has been rendered moot by the latest act of senseless violence perpetrated by yet another gun-nut. Las Vegas joins Orlando, Newtown, Aurora, Columbine et al. All the worn-out cliches of "only criminals will have guns", and "mental illness" no longer hold water. White males are the biggest threat to American citizens. You are three times as likely to be killed by a domestic shooter than a terrorist attack by a feared Muslim. Trump has used hi Travel-Ban as an excuse to keep Americans safe from terror and his supporters support it wholeheartedly." We must keep America safe" they say. Well now using the same logic, there must be an assault weapons ban as well. It's time. It will happen deal with it. Hopefully some of you will resist, and you and your weapons will taken off the street. Get used to it. It's time. We are legion and our agenda "Trumps" you.

Anonymous said...

Statistics show that since 1982, the majority of mass shootings — 54 percent — were committed by white men, according to data from Mother Jones. Black people were the second largest perpetrators of mass shootings based on ethnic background,

The blacks are catching up!

Anonymous said...

Between 1982 and July 2017, 50 out of 90 mass shootings were initiated by White shooters.

Mass shootings are a terrible terrible thing but you can’t only blame whites

Anonymous said...

I just wish that would have happened at a hiphop concert or an Antifa protest.

Anonymous said...

A sad day someone has beaten Charles Whitman record.

Anonymous said...

where are cleaver's cut-and-paste comments?

Anonymous said...

is it off topic to mention that The Walnuts got itself exempted from property tax increases of rail2plaza.

Anonymous said...

kay barnes is a resident i believe

Anonymous said...

What more gun control do we need? What we actually need is to bring mental health care into this century and develop methodology to detect nutballs. We already know guns don't take an elevator to the 32nd floor, bust out windows and fire themselves.

agentzero said...

There is a cultural behavior model tied to desperate economics, then exasperated by weak community leadership. I saw a special about a tribe in Africa that had a spirit of positivism that made the world good despite their modest means. The learned culture is failing and black leaders won't recognize that. A cultural grand bargain needs to take place or I see worse ahead, and it has to be a priority.

agentzero said...

And I do think the country should no longer tolerate high performance rate of fire weapons, being ok why this happens. If Trump had balls he would take that on with force.

agentzero said...

Change all sides of the equation or get ready for more.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, when will pressure cooker control laws get passed? Those larger models are too dangerous, and probably should be banned. While we're at it, backpacks sized to accommodate those cookers should be banned as well.