Kansas City Mayor Sly James and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay called the measure “absurd” and said it could make it easier for criminals to get guns.
Illinois prison officials say revised legislation stiffening penalties for gun crimes would still cost hundreds of millions of dollars and add inmates to the crowded correctional system.
Republican led legislature passed bills bolstering gun rights.
It would expand who can buy and carry weapons, while also declaring federal gun control proposals unenforceable within the state’s borders.
Charlie talks with U.S. Cong. Todd Akin about Sen. Danforth’s endorsement of Thomas Schweich as GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri; with Mo. State Rep Wanda Brown about gun legislation; with Financial Adviser Al Goldman about the possiblity of the U.S. bombing Iran and stock market effects; and with Fred Bronstein, Pres. &CEO of the STL Symphony Orchestra, about the Symphoney’s performance at Carnegie Hall.