Tuesday, January 07, 2020
TKC QUESTION: WILL LAWSUIT LAUNCHED AGAINST GUNMAKERS BY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS STOP KANSAS CITY KILLING?!?
Today Kansas City engaged in a long-shot legal complaint targeting firearm manufacturers and some gun dealers. Typically, these cases sometimes earn settlements or often get thrown out of court but we haven't seen any evidence wherein a municipal gun lawsuit reduced crime.
And so we ask . . .
WILL THIS LAWSUIT HELP CURB THE KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE RATE OR IS MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS MISTAKENLY ENGAGING AN ANTI-GUN CRUSADE?!?!
Statement from the Mayor:
"Today, we took another bold, creative step to curb gun violence by filing a lawsuit against several firearm manufacturers, dealers and individuals that allegedly trafficked more than 75 handguns into the Kansas City region over a five-year period.
"This makes Kansas City the first city to file a lawsuit against the gun industry in more than 10 years.
“It is the latest in a series of actions Lucas’ administration has taken to curb rampant gun violence in Kansas City. Last year, the City Council passed a series of ordinances he championed meant to keep firearms out of the hands of minors and domestic abusers.”
Check the links . . .
KCTV5: Mayor Lucas announces lawsuit seeking accountability for gun trafficking in Kansas City
FOX4: Kansas City sues gun manufacturer, dealers for alleged trafficking that threatened community
KMBC: Citing violent crime, KC mayor announces public nuisance lawsuit against gun industry
KCUR: Kansas City Gets 'Creative' With Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturer
KSHB: KCMO files gun safety lawsuit with Everytown Law aimed at stemming violence
You decide . . .