GOV. PARSON: Increased gun control isn’t the answer

Governor Mike Parson on the state response to historic violence in St. Louis

The Marc Cox Morning Show
August 28, 2019 - 9:44 am

ST. LOUIS (KFTK/AP) Governor Parson says, "It’s a society problem."

Governor Parson says jobs and education must be a focus. He notes the community must come together; the answer isn’t increased gun control. There must be a focus on community and accountability.

"These people need hope," the Governor continues.

He also vows a heavy presence in 2020, "You’re going to get to see a lot of me in 2020."

Gov. Mike Parson says he will not call a special legislative session to address gun violence in St. Louis and Kansas City.

St. Louis lawmakers on Saturday asked Parson to call the emergency session after three children were killed during a violent weekend.

Parson said in a statement the issue of violence in urban areas needs to be addressed but a special session is not the correct avenue.

Parson has scheduled a special session to address a tax issue for mostly rural car buyers during the annual veto session on Sept. 9-13.

In its call for the special session, the Black Caucus asked Parson to authorize lawmakers to consider allowing municipalities with high rates of gun violence to implement their own gun laws.

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