Kansas City 'Symposium' On Historic Gun Violence Sneak Peek

Spoiler alert . . . 

They're gonna blame Republicans despite far lower instances of gang related shooting and deadly crime in GOP-dominated Jeff City. 

For starters here's Mayor Q sharing his perspective on worsening gun violence with a local reporter:

The city was grappling with gun violence before the rally shooting and continues to a month later. 

Mayor Lucas called it the city’s “greatest drawback.”

“I am never interested in necessarily taking away the rights of lawful gun owners, but we should all agree there are people who shouldn’t have them,” Lucas said. “I think after a prior gun charge, our oldest defendant [Mays], had not been able to possess firearms, there would still be a woman alive today and a whole bunch of people who weren’t shot.”

On a related note . . . 

Check promo public radio journalism on a meeting that won't lay any blame on the recent years-long battle with police about funding . . .

 "On Friday and Saturday, the Kansas City United for Safety symposium and community forum will bring together stakeholders from throughout the community — and national experts — to consider ways to address public safety and gun violence."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

Kansas City symposium considers how to address violence after city's deadliest year in history

Elected officials, law enforcement and community organizations will come together on Friday and Saturday for a public safety symposium and community forum on public safety and violence in Kansas City. The goal of the event is to "build on one comprehensive plan" to address those issues.

'Our greatest drawback': A conversation on gun violence in Kansas City

Of the record-breaking 182 homicides last year in Kansas City, nearly 40 percent happened over an argument.