Thursday, August 08, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! AMID KANSAS CITY OUTCRY OVER DEADLY SHOOTINGS MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS CRAFTS YOUNGSTER HANDGUN CONFISCATION ORDINANCE!!!
Last night a community meeting packed with hundreds of activists, neighbor leaders and a few residents demanded more anti-gun legislation from local elected officials.
This morning Mayor Quinton reveals his effort to limit local youngster access to weapons . . .
Tweets from a few moments ago:
Mayor Quinton Lucas: "Working on a gun related ordinance for today and I may owe props to DC. Federal law seems to prohibit handgun possession by minors with a bevy of exceptions, exceeding MO limits. Thus, can ordinance cite to fed prohibition and invoke fed preemption in the space? Hope springs!"
"Theory here would allow confiscation by police of handguns possessed by minors where no parental consent, military service, or employment requires possession."
Accordingly . . .
Once again the mayor of Kansas City targets guns in the fight against rising crime. It's not a horrible ordinance but without hiring more police to conduct the confiscations and little support from the courts to crack down against minors breaking the law . . . It's a hopeful legislative move that still might not have much real world impact.
Let's assume it works and police start taking away gun from youngsters. That's not the worst thing in the world BUT with a supply of 300-MILLION firearms in the U.S. -- Getting a new gun is EXCEPTIONALLY EASY and renders the ordinance basically impotent.
OR . . .
IS MAYOR QUINTON ON THE RIGHT TRACK BY FOCUSING ON TAKING AWAY GUNS FROM YOUNGSTERS?!?!?
There's no doubt this is clever legislation that looks at the details of current gun law from a fresh perspective.
Check The links . . .
KSHB: 'Being disgusted is not enough': Local leaders call for state, federal gun control measures
KCTV5: The discussion brought a packed room filled with community members, lawmakers, and also area organizations that deal with the victims of violence.
KMBC: KC leaders condemn recent violence in metro, around the country
You decide . . .