As KCMO hopes to avoid hitting the 100 murder mark again, Mayor Q denounces American gun culture.
Here's his money line . . .
“We want our children, we want our families to be safe,” Lucas said Thursday in an interview with Newsy. “Everybody recognizes a country with 400 million guns is too many. We keep making that point and I think that’s how you can speak to suburban moderates, who I think have very real concerns that in states like Texas now all the kids have to have clear backpacks. It’s insanity, and we want to make sure that our children and our families are safe.”
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Quinton Lucas doesn't want voters to lose sight of the issue of gun violence. While the economy, gas prices, the Jan. 6 hearings and Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine have reclaimed the spotlight in recent weeks, the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, wants to keep the ongoing search for waves to quell gun violence at the forefront of voters' and policymakers' minds.
Kansas City, Missouri, is the second-most-dangerous municipality in the Midwest and ranks in the top 10 in the U.S. for gun violence, according to the FBI. The city's Democratic Mayor Quinton Lucas made a campaign promise to reduce the number of homicides in Kansas City to under 100 per year, but that hasn't happened and Mayor Lucas says easy access to guns is the core issue.