St. Louis Mayor Frank Slay has a simple idea to prevent
people scumbags like Vonderritt Myers, Jr. from getting shot to death by police: Pass another law to ban guns in big cities!
From the low-information mayor’s blog:
I especially wanted to ask you to take a message back home to your constituents and to those who represent us in state capitols and in Congress. There are too many guns in our cities. The man who was killed was reportedly carrying a gun that he could not legally be carrying while on bail for a previous felony gun charge. It is as unlikely that he acquired the gun legally, as it is likely that gun was originally acquired legally by someone. Our neighborhoods will not be safe until there is federal – or, failing that, state – action to stop the flow of handguns through our cities. I have repeatedly called for that in St. Louis. Please lend your voice to mine.
Dear Mayor Slay: Marijuana is not legal in Missouri.
So, we have an 18-year-old gang-banging turd, who was supposed to be at home with an ankle monitoring bracelet, out playing hood rat (illegal while he’s under house arrest), carrying a concealed firearm (illegal without a license) when a cop makes contact with him. He takes off running (illegal) and eventually pulls out a stolen (illegal) handgun, pointing it at the officer (illegal), then firing it multiple times (illegal) in an attempt to kill (illegal) the pursuing police officer.
Is Mayor Slay really so simple as to believe that one more simple-minded law will put turds like Vonderritt Myers, Jr. on the path to productive lives?