Kansas City Mayor Q Targets Gun Makers In 'Save Our Babies' Plea

The gun violence blame shift would be "masterful" if only Mayor Quinton Lucas was running for reelection against an opponent who maintained an active campaign committee.

Instead . . . 

After presiding over the bloodiest years in Kansas City history, Mayor Q claims that gun manufactures are to blame for local carnage.

It's an argument so callous about real life suffering and cynical about the electorate that it reminds us he's destined for greatness in the nation's capital. 

Here's the word . . .

"Kansas City ended 2022 with 169 murders and more than 500 additional living shooting victims—a rate of almost two people shot per day in a mid-sized Middle American city. While my residents suffer, Glock, the most frequently used firearm in Kansas City murders and shootings, has a nearly 70 percent profit margin on every firearm sold.

"Guns are the leading cause of death for children in the United States. All our voices calling out the gun companies are needed to save our babies' lives.

"When I took office, I knew gun violence was the single most important issue facing my community, which is why my administration has prioritized innovative approaches to keep Kansas Citians safe—from investing in community violence intervention, to fostering strong partnerships between local and federal law enforcement agencies, to keeping guns out of the hands of domestic violence offenders, and even taking on the gun industry in court—but this epidemic is still raging, in Kansas City and in communities across our country."

At the end of the column . . . 

"Quinton Lucas is the mayor of Kansas City, Mo., and co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a nonpartisan coalition of current and former mayors that is part of Everytown for Gun Safety.

"The views expressed in this article are the writer's own. "

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