Yesterday, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones announced plans to introduce a proposal to ban so called “military grade assault weapons,” to prevent the sale of firearms to minors, and to take action on “ghost guns.” Her announcement was met with a quick response from the state’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Andrew Bailey.
In his letter to the Mayor, AG Bailey vowed to "resist any effort to infringe on the right of the people of Missouri to keep and bear arms.” He went on to write, "It is my hope that you will reverse course and use existing law to combat the crime plaguing your city, rather than choosing to target the rights of law-abiding Missourians. In other words, I encourage you to go after criminals, not guns. As the Attorney General for the State of Missouri, I will discharge my duties under the Constitution and resist any effort to infringe on the right of the people of Missouri to keep and bear arms.”
Read the full letter here.