Chief Dan Isom says the officers of his department often arrest criminals who are in possession of guns when they are committing their crimes. Yet, there is no charge for committing a crime in possession of a gun. The chief believes there should be.
So, do I.
Criminals carry guns to shoot people in case they are interrupted while breaking the law or are pursued by police. Missouri law should recognize that. It does not.
Most Missouri legislators believe law-abiding citizens should be allowed to carry concealed weapons. But, I would hope they don’t believe criminals should.
Making that change in state law will be on the City’s legislative agenda in Jeff City in January.