Rather than enforce laws already on the books and/or support police . . . The Mayor is joining partisan push back against the Jeff City GOP and working to shift blame for the local slaughter on Republicans.
Meanwhile, many parts of rural Missouri are armed to the teeth and also coping with poverty and drug addiction just like the urban core but don't confront the same rate of homicide.
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On Friday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas noted that for six years Missouri cities have been prevented from enacting their own gun control measures, something he said hamstrings him in addressing the shootings and killings that plague the city.