Mayor Sly James highlights the dangers of Senate Bill 656

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  Mayor James highlighted the dangers of Senate Bill 656, which has been referred to as the 'gun bill' on Tuesday when he spoke at the Rose Brooks Center.  He also urged the Missouri General Assembly to sustain the Governor’s veto of the legislation.

The mayor brought together community leaders and law enforcement for the event.

Senate Bill 656 would eliminate conceal and carry requirements such as a background check, training, education and a permit to carry a concealed gun. Opponents of the bill say allowing a person to carry without a permit which means no background check would be dangerous for the community.

Governor Nixon vetoed the gun bill, but some lawmakers are expected to override the veto.

The veto session begins on Wednesday.