Jackson County Denounces Second Amendment Protection Act

Jackson County Denounces Second Amendment Protection Act

One week after joining a Missouri lawsuit that has divided law enforcement the courthouse offers more explanation of their motives. Here’s a more detailed presser shared today . . . Jackson County joins lawsuit seeking to block new state gun law KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In an amended petition filed today, Jackson County was added to a lawsuit with St. Louis City and St. Louis County that seeks to block the recently signed Missouri House Bill 85 (HB 85). The legal action is supported by County Executive Frank White, Jr., who asked the County Legislature to express their support through a resolution. The County Legislature last week voted 5-3 on Resolution 20708 expressing its intent for the County to join the litigation. “By voting to join our colleagues from the east side of the state, our County Legislature has made it clear that we will not stand by as our residents lives are put in jeopardy by Jefferson City,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “The residents of Jackson County deserve to have their voices heard, just like the people of St. Louis City and County.” “A recent national study found that Missouri ranks second in the nation for the number of women murdered by men, a majority of them killed by guns,” said 2nd District At-Large Legislator Crystal Williams. “Because of that, domestic violence agencies in our community have every right to be concerned and terrified by this law because as we’ve seen, the state legislature refuses […]

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