Three men sued in federal court over inhumane living conditions at jail in Belleville.
The legislation would stiffen the penalty for those convicted of battery while taking part in the “game,” making it punishable by 3-7 years in prison.
Saturday’s event got 130 weapons off the street in a little more than an hour.
Fabian Teson, 9, was hit by a car while riding his bike. He later died at a St. Louis hospital.
The process is helping reduce the jail’s population by 30 to 40 inmates per day, according to the County Sheriff.
Sheriff Mearl Justus resigned this week after 30 years in the job.
He rarely carried a gun, once explaining he found it bulky and “tears my clothes up.”