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Mon Jul 27, 2015, 08:46 PM


City of St. Louis Joins Mo. Supreme Court Case on Guns

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – With the city nearing 100 killings this year, including the shooting death of an alderman’s nephew, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay joins a case filed by the Circuit Attorney seeking to uphold a state law banning felons from possessing guns.

The action comes after some felons allegedly caught with guns have claimed the state law banning that is unconstitutional because, they claim, a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year gives all Missouri citizens the right to bear arms.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce filed an appeal of those cases before the Missouri Supreme Court, and now the city is joining the suit as a “friend of the court.”

“The mayor has said reducing crime is his number one priority right now,” said City Counselor Winston Calvert, “and guns are a big part of our crimes in the city.”


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