UPDATE: Judges Vote Against Armed Offender Docket PlanMayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson, and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce say that suspects using guns wait too long to see a judge and receive sentences which are too light.
City Officials Reiterate Support for Gun CourtJudge Jack Garvey wants to add court divisions dedicated to armed robberies and cases involving the unlawful use of weapons. Circuit judges are expected to vote September 16.
Mo. Chief Justice Comments on Proposed Gun Court"If the folks in St. Louis feel that a gun docket would help them lowering crime and improving the life of residents then that's something that is their prerogative."
NRA President Approves of (Part of) Mayor Slay's Gun Strategy"You use a gun to commit a crime, go to prison. Period," NRA President David Keene said.