Monday, September 16, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS OFFERS MOTIVATIONAL WORDS AMID RECORD BREAKING HOMICIDE COUNT 2019!!!
Hopeful anti-gun talk, a questionable anecdote and perspective on new rule from this town's new mayor . . .
Fox4: With increasing homicides, Mayor Lucas says Kansas Citians shouldn’t get used to the violence
Deets and behind the scens on new gun crackdown rules:
Mayor Lucas: "I remember growing up here in Kansas City, knowing murder scenes down the street, hearing about people who got killed. I think i got used to it as a kid. Sirens were something I'm used to. Bullets flying or something I'm used to and that's screwed up."
Many fear our familiarity with deadly shootings and their frequency, both nationally and here at home, is contributing to people becoming desensitized.
"We didn't get into this problem within one year and we're not going to get out of the problem within one year, but what we need to make sure we do is never get used to this amount of violence," he said.
"All of us can agree that there are certain people walking around in our community that shouldn't have firearms. Those are felons, those are drug users, those are minors."
The new ordinances will allow officers working in the city to remove handguns from teenagers who are found with them.
"I've had a number of officers who've said, 'Yeah, we stopped some young person and we couldn't take a gun off of them because they were committing no actual offense under Missouri law,' and unfortunately under federal law the case wouldn't get prosecuted."
You decide . . .