Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.
“This is an enormous public health problem and part of our city needs help,” Dr. Sharon Frey said.
Dozens gathered Saturday for rally to stop gun violence.
Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering plans to raise the penalty for straw purchasing a gun.
Better cooperation from victims and witnesses will make prosecuting gun crimes much easier but, Joyce said, “continues to be be one of the biggest challenges we face.”
Issues discussed included mental health, and violent movies and video games.
Nation’s third-largest city embraces social media as way of reaching out to combat crime.
Police have two in custody for questioning.
St. Louis’ top elected official goes to Facebook and Twitter to vent about gun violence.
The bill would impose a 2 percent sales tax on ammunition and could raise between $800,000 and $1.2 million.