Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes leads protest across the street from gun show

Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes leads protest across the street from gun show

“How’re you going to have forty murders by April, then turn around and have a gun show in April,” said Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes. Stokes and a few others, including family members of homicide victims, protested the event Sunday near High Street. Missy White is overcome with emotion after speaking about her son Kazery Smith, 29, the 35th homicide victim in Jackson. White joined Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes and a few others to protest the gun show held Sunday at the Mississippi Trade Mart. “A mother shouldn’t have to bury her child. That’s not how it’s suppose to be,” said Missy White, who’s son Kazery Smith, 29, was the 35th homicide victim in Jackson. White joined Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes and a few others to protest the gun show held Sunday at the Mississippi Trade Mart. As hundreds gathered at the Mississippi Trade Mart this weekend for an annual gun show, Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes hosted a protest as gun violence continues to soar in the capital city. Several gun shows are held each year at the Mississippi Trade Mart, where vendors can sell firearms. Critics of the shows say that firearms are easily purchased at these events, and vendors rarely adhere to background check processes. Jackson city leaders have discussed banning such events in the city, but the event is hosted at the Fairgrounds, which is managed by the state of Mississippi government. Stokes and a few others, including family members of homicide victims, […]

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