KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas will host ATF Director Steven Dettelback for a roundtable discussion on gun violence.
The roundtable discussion will focus on gun safety and how the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act will be implemented locally to fight crime. The act includes protections for domestic violence victims and sets aside millions in funding for states to create and enforce laws that keep weapons out of the hands of certain people.
At 160 homicides, the city is inching toward a record number of homicides set in 2020. That year 172 people died at the hands of another person.
The roundtable between city leaders and the ATF Director will happen on Tuesday, December 6 at 5 p.m.
It comes as Kansas City finalizes its candidates to lead the city’s police department.
In a tweet Monday morning Mayor Lucas said being innovative when it comes to fighting crime, like gun violence, and also an ability to interact with all city neighborhoods is essential for the next leader of the department.
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