If it seems like there are more gun crimes than before, it’s not in your imagination.
New numbers obtained by KMOX reveal how often it’s happening in St. Louis City.
“It is very frustrating to see this high percentage of individuals, charged with gun crimes, go right back on our streets, with little or no consequences,” Slay says.
While there are calls to try to reduce the city of St. Louis’ crime wave by raising bonds for some accused criminals, a just-retired judge is saying not so fast.
A study finds most suspects arrested for gun charges in the city of St. Louis never go to prison because of a loophole in state gun laws or the kindness of judges.
Tougher sentences for gun crimes is the mission of a state senator from north St. Louis as she arrives in Jefferson City for the new session.
159 people in Illinois and Missouri have been charged and 267 firearms seized as a result of a four-month long surge by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).