U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Attorney General Eric Holder “a valuable ally” for Illinois and “an important partner in working to address gun violence in Chicago and East St. Louis.”
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.
A western Missouri woman is suing a pawn shop that sold her mentally ill daughter a gun that she used to fatally shoot her father.
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, named for a Centralia, Il. native, passed 20 years ago today.
St. Louis police say victim was shot dead in parked car.
St. Louis County Police say shots were fired into a home, then one suspect pulled a gun on investigators.
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.