For those who haven't read it already, this morning the city hall honcho offered his "solution" for what looks like another year of record breaking crime . . .
CHECK MAYOR Q TOTES HANDING OFF HIS RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOCAL CRIME TO THE FEDS AND MISTAKENLY THINKING THAT FIREARM TAKEAWAYS WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM!!!
In other words . . . It looks like he's giving up and looking for a rhetorical solution to his broken pledge to curb KCMO crime just three short years ago.
Here's his not so stunning conclusion for those who haven't read it yet . . .
"Why has it been left up to survivors, cities and advocacy organizations alone to hold gun-makers accountable? And why did it require three separate lawsuits for the ATF to act? To his great credit, President Joe Biden has charged the Department of Justice with leading a gun violence prevention strategy that includes a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to rogue gun dealers and new “strike forces” to crack down on illegal trafficking. This is a promising start — now it’s time for DOJ to meet the moment and use every tool at its disposal to keep unscrupulous traffickers from pumping guns into the streets."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
OPINION AND COMMENTARY When an industry's aura of invincibility is pierced big changes can happen fast - just ask tobacco or pharmaceutical companies. But even as the makers of cigarettes and opioid painkillers have been brought to account for putting profit over public health, the gun industry continues to rack up record sales while shootings spike in communities across the country.