How Should Kansas City Confront Rampant Urban Teen Gunfire?!?

Here's a trend that doesn't bode well for anybody in Kansas City.

Young adults and older teens in the KCMO urban core are increasingly armed with guns and they're shooting each other with greater frequency.

So far . . .

Mostly absentee City Hall leadership naively champions "night hoops" and crackdowns on gun rights as the solution to the problem. 

Meanwhile . . . 

So many cynical and depraved suburbanites gleefully watch the slaughter from afar and utilize human suffering for their own misguided political agenda that typically revolves around culture war crackdowns on women and the LGBTQ-TGIF community. 

For those of us who don't see this tragic situation as opportunity, there aren't many real workable solutions taking hold . . . Especially since none of our elected leaders want to talk about the very simple step of HIRING MORE COPS.

Instead . . . 

It's important to at least understand that the VERY REAL DANGER to KCMO families, neighborhoods and the local economy.

Check this worthwhile roundup:

"Saturday night, three juveniles were shot near 13th and Grand, just about a block outside of T-Mobile Center and the fall festival.

"At the time of the incident, the carnival was already closed for the night. The T-Mobile Center, however, initiated a shutdown until the scene was secured.

"KCMO police said the three male victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

"But Saturday's incident was the second multiple-victim shooting of the weekend.

"Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, a suspect shot five people near 10th and Indiana — just steps away from a school that had dismissed for the day.

"The five victims — all between the ages of 16-18, per police — suffered non-life-threatening injuries."

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