Kansas City Mayor Q Vows To 'Cure Epidemic Of Gun Violence' Again!!!

For the second time today, the mayor boosts his profile on the national stage.

To wit . . .


To date this town has suffered 16 homicides so far this year and that tragic number outpaces last year's historic count. 

Here's a quote from the city hall leader regarding this group and their legislative agenda . . .

“Gun violence is the central issue challenging mayors’ cities,” Lucas said. “I look forward to working with mayors and thought leaders across the country on ensuring that we cure once and for all the epidemic of gun violence on our streets.”

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

Mayor Lucas named co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas joins one of ten new co-chairs of Everytown for Gun Safety's Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition. Founded in 2006 by then-New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and then-Boston Mayor Tom Menino, the coalition to advocate for gun reform, community gun safety ordinances and enforcement strategies.

Further reading . . .

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Catching criminals and connecting communities: The balanced Biden-Adams anti-violence push is rooted in good evidence

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WATCH: Biden says nation must come together to end gun violence during visit to New York

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Gun Violence's Root Causes and What to Do About Them

My wife and I walk the streets and the trendy Westside BeltLine in our Atlanta neighborhood daily, and we consistently see young men who seem in or barely out of their teens "packing heat" and looking as if they are ready for trouble. They look scary, but they also appear afraid.

You decide . . .