Mo. senator says gun bill could increase urban violence
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Mo. senator says gun bill could increase urban violence

Date: February 19, 2013
By: Wes Duplantier
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB75

Debate over gun control is heating up in the state Capitol, where at least one St. Louis-area Democrat says a Republican bill could increase the risk of violence in minority neighborhoods.
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Wrap: Senate Republicans are pushing a bill that would require students and teachers to get training every year about guns and about how to respond to a school shooting.

But Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, of St. Louis County, said that the guns already cause too much violence in urban areas like St. Louis. She said the legislature should instead be focused on bills that promote gun control.    

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Description: "There people who don't care about a black life. And they have legislation such as this that puts our citizens and our communities at risk, more than they already are."

The Senate has tabled debate on school training bill for now.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Wes Duplantier. Newsradio 1120. KMOX.

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