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Mayor: Another tool for police to recover guns from minors

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Mayor: Another tool for police to recover guns from minors

Mayor: Another tool for police to recover guns from minors

Less than a month after taking office, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has proposed two ordinances that aim to limit minors’ access to handguns.

OF THE HANDS OF ANYONEUNDER 18.BUT AT LEAST ONEPARENT HAS AN ISSUEWITH HOW THESERESTRICTIONS MIGHT BECARRIED OUT.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER JORDAN BETTSIS LIVE TO EXPLAIN.WHILE FEDERAL LAWALREADY BANS MINORSFROM HAVING HANDGUNS--SUPPORTERS OF THESTWO ORDINANCES SAYTHEY PROVIDE MORETOOLS FOR POLICE --AND IN-TURN COULD HELPCOMBAT GUN VIOLENCE INTHE CITY.nats from momTHE CITY'S HANDS ARE TIEDWHEN IT COMES TO MINORSHAVING GUNS.BUT, THE KANSAS CITY CITYCOUNCIL IS NOW WORKING TOCOME UP WITH A SOLUTION.MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS,KANSAS CITY, MO.:03:55:09 "The goal is verysimple.Keep our community safer."THE MAYOR IS PROPOSING TWOORDINANCES.ONE WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGALFOR ANYONE UNDER 18 TOPOSSESS A HANDGUN ORAMMUNITIONEXCEPTIONS INCLUDEPARENTAL CONSENT ANDMILITARY SERVICEALSO.....:03:55:27 "This ordinance allowsusthe opportunity actually make aclearguide to our police officers acreate another tool for them inrecover firearms."IT WOULD ALLOW POLICETAKE GUNS FROM MINORS --ANYWHERE.CURRENTLY, THEY CAN ONCONFISCATE GUNS IN CERTAINPLACES..LIKE WHEN OFFICERSFOUND GUNS ON KIDS AT ASCHOOL LAST YEAR.SGT.

SCOTT SIMONS, KANSASCITY, MO POLICE DEPARTME:04:05:09 "Had we stopped them50feet prior to where we foundthem,we probably wouldn't of beenable tdo much with them because of theway the laws areTHE OTHER ORDINANCE SAYSNO ONE COULD SELL OR GIVE AGUN TO A MINOR..WITHOUT THEPARENTS CONSENT.MOTHER OF FOUR ERIKKAFRENCH HAS A PROBLEM WITHTHAT.ERIKKA FRENCH, CONCERNEDMOTHER:04:26:10 "We need to stop theviolence not find ways to puttheguns out there because of parentconsent forms. That's notright."WHILE SHE UNDERSTANDS THEORDINANCES, SHE BELIEVESMORE RESOURCES NEED TO BEADDED.ERIKKA FRENCH, CONCERNEDMOTHER"Back open more of thesecommunity centers that they toaway from the youth.

More stufftokeep them busy.

Better jobopportunities for the minors andyouth can go to work."FRENCH SAYS THE MAYOR'SORDINANCES ARE A GOODSTART BUT HOPE MORE IS DONE.:04:24:02 "Frankly, if you pickup agun at 15, not only are you morelikely to actually die yourselfor beinjured by, you are more likelyto bewrapped up in the system lateronWe are trying to avoid thattoday."THE FULL CITY COUNCILNOW HAS TO VOTE ONTHIS TOMORROW.IF PASSED, A MINOR COULDBE FINED OR COULDINTO A DIVERSIONPROGRAM..WHICH AIMSMAKE SURE NO CHILDRETURNS BACK IN THESYSTEM.IN KC JORDAN BETTS 41ACTION NEWSDEVELOPING NOW




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