Mayor Lucas’ Firearms Ordinance Takes Aim at Domestic Violence

Crime is one of the biggest concerns in the Kansas City business community, and the high level of firearms-related offenses in the area accounts for a big chunk of that worry.

Mayor Quinton Lucas announced an ordinance that will go before the city council on Oct. 31 that would make it illegal for those convicted of domestic-violence offenses and/or have restraining orders against to possess firearms.

Lucas made the announcement today at the Rose Brooks Center, which provides emergency shelter to those in danger of domestic violence. 

“We are committed to making Kansas City safer,” Lucas said. “Never in Kansas City do we think this is something you can get used to.”