There is an ongoing argument which contends that gun violence should be viewed as a public health issue.
Here's the problem . . .
Neither smokes, soda nor cheeseburgers are protected by the Constitution of the United States.
Still . . .
Mayor Q has garnered some success in litigation against gun companies and here's a peek at his promise to continue along the same path.
“Just like how Big Tobacco needed to be held accountable for its role in promulgating a generation of lung cancer patients, so too does the gun industry need to be held accountable for its role in our gun violence epidemic,” said Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas. “In Kansas City, we went after Jimenez Arms for its role in furthering gun violence, and I’m looking forward to strategizing with my fellow mayors about what’s next.”
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Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas Join Major Summit on Gun Violence Prevention and Industry Accountability, Release Data on Manufacturers of Crime Guns
Today, at a groundbreaking mayoral summit regarding gun violence prevention and holding the gun industry accountable, City of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, co-chairs of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, released new data on the manufacturers of guns used in crimes in Kansas City and St.