Show-ME KCMO Gun Crackdown That'll Never Happen In GOP Jeff City

Today's note about Kansas City good intentions and unlikely legislation from the super-minority party:

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Missouri had the fourth highest firearm death rate in the nation in 2020, the most recent year with data available. The numbers include both homicides and suicides.
Lewis says the impact is felt across the state and across party lines.

“These are, you know, really nonpartisan issues, and it's just about saving lives,” State Representative Patty Lewis said.

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Kansas City lawmaker files bills targeting gun violence on anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy

A Missouri state lawmaker from Kansas City is using the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy to take action against gun violence. KMBC 9 took a closer look at the legislation she filed on Wednesday and found out why for her, the issue is personal.