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.
Kansas City has settled four discrimination lawsuits filed by former part-time municipal prosecutors at a cost of more than $1 million since last July, and four similar lawsuits are still pending.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James said afterward he never felt in danger from the incident.
Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James declared a state of emergency, and flights in and out of Kansas City International Airport were canceled.
A couple hundred children stood in the cold and the wind Saturday waiting for Kansas City’s mayor-elect to show up so they could start their Easter egg hunt.