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Kansas City mayor says state should allow local gun rules

Added 05-09-21 12:22:02pm EST - “Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says a Missouri law that prevents cities from enacting their own gun control measures hamstrings his efforts to address the city's shootings and killings.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Kansas City mayor says state should allow local gun rules”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says a Missouri law that prevents cities from enacting their own gun control measures hamstrings his efforts to address the city’s shootings and killings.

The Kansas City Star reports that Lucas said he would like to promote city ordinances to stop easy access to illegal firearms, but a 2014 state law prohibits such local rules.

“Let us find a way to try to save the babies who are dying on our streets, each and every day,” Lucas said.

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A bill filed by Kansas City Democrat Richard Brown to repeal the state’s prohibition on cities passing their own gun measures has not been assigned to a committee, meaning it won’t get considered this year. Lawmakers face a May 17 deadline to pass bills.

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