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Raymore Considers Letting Guns into City Hall

There are 10 comments on the Fox4KC story from Dec 2, 2009, titled Raymore Considers Letting Guns into City Hall. In it, Fox4KC reports that:

Weapons are not allowed in Raymore's city hall, but if a city council member has his way anybody who walks through the front doors could be packing heat.

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Tom Mancuso

Blue Springs, MO

#1 Dec 3, 2009
Those who break the law already have guns on them and in their vehicles. Why not allow responsible citizens to do the same? If the State of Missouri already allows people with permits to carry concealed weapons inside city buildings then why shouldn't we?
Marine One

Muscle Shoals, AL

#2 Dec 3, 2009
As a fellow Marine, Mayor Alonzo should understand the psychological theory that deterrence plays in open carry and concealed carry of weapons. Harsh language will not save anyone's life during a firefight.

United States

#3 Dec 3, 2009
Let it pass......the law abiding people should be able to carry.
Mark Henricks

Austin, TX

#4 Dec 3, 2009
Claims that secretly armed citizen vigilantes will stop mass shootings rest entirely on theory. Never has a citizen without law enforcement background used a legally concealed weapon to successfully intervene in a mass shooting involving more than two homicides, the generally accepted definition of a spree killing. If past experience serves, proponents of expanding the privilege of secretly carrying loaded pistols hidden on their persons will suggest several examples of mass shootings as proof to the contrary. However, when you look at them, you will always find that the intervener was a cop, off-duty cop or ex-cop, or the weapon was not a concealed pistol of the type in question, or the shooting did not involve more than two homicides. It may or may not be true that citizen vigilantes with loaded pistols hidden under their coats would stop a mass murder in progress. However, it has never happened yet.

Macon, MO

#5 Dec 3, 2009

Find a new mayor

Milwaukee, WI

#6 Dec 3, 2009
My immediate thought is that if 10 citizens also had guns, there would likely have been more than just 6 people dead!

United States

#7 Dec 5, 2009
This story is totally contradictory to what is being reported locally. According to the local paper Missouri Statute 571.107.1(5) "prohibits the carrying of a concealed weapon into any meeting of any government body, but does not exempt the members of that body." They are claiming that Cox's bill would only allow Council Members the right to carry in council meetings, NOT the general public. The Mayor has opposed the bill on the ground it is AGAINST the 2nd Admendment. He says the bill would only allow one armed element in the council chamber and that is the government. Somebody has totally missed the story, so who is it?

Kearney, MO

#8 Dec 15, 2009
The citizens that are CCW approved should be able to carry a gun into most building, because the criminals do.

It is a simple fact that the police are not always there to protect you and sometimes it takes more then several minutes for them to arrive. Who is going to protect you during those several minutes?

In Glock I trust.
Matthew Peters

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Dec 16, 2009
Have you read about the Kirkwood, MO City Hall shootings a few years back? The perp was a local known to everyone, a regular council attender and complainer. One day he popped and brought his handgun to the meeting. Now realize the Kirkwood Police station was right next door to City Hall. So this perp shoots the first policeman he sees in the sidewalk on the way in then proceeds to take out the first policemen he sees inside the building. Why? Well, the police are undoubtedly armed themselves and could stop him. He rightly figured the council members were UNarmed.(That's UN as in UN!) He proceeded to shoot the council at will until he was dropped by an officer who hearing the first shots, went to the sound and source of trouble.

We Americans should be armed in schools and church along with all the other places where a madman could set up shop and open a shooting gallery. It's just liberal madness to do otherwise.
Tom Stokes

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Dec 30, 2009
I too live in the town of Kirkwood Mo. there is good and or bad on either side of this issue.
However it is my hope, that what ever Raytown decides to do they first think long and hard as well as contacting the officials in Kirkwood.
Kirkwood has put together the most knee jerk policies, they look great accomplish little to nothing and cost the tax payer an arm and a leg.

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