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Missouri News: Gun Violence Town Hall held in St. Louis
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Missouri News: Gun Violence Town Hall held in St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri  - (STL.News)  Lawmakers and community leaders are coming together to combat gun violence in the St. Louis-area.  US Congressman Lacy Clay and the St. Louis Aldermanic Black Caucus held a town hall Wednesday night at Harris Stowe State University to address the issue. It was packed house of about 250 people at the town hall where the theme among the speakers was to push for stricter gun control laws.  This was especially apparent with Clay, who promoted his gun control bill, H.R. 3435, the Local Public Health and Safety Protection Act. “Our nation and this community have reached a tipping point. We are in the midst of an epidemic of gun violence that’s inflicting and devastating carnage on our community because of the culture of easy access to guns.” Clay said. “If y...