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St. Louis aldermen advance public safety bills, including open carry crackdown

Posted on AllSides July 14th, 2023
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ST. LOUIS — The Board of Aldermen on Friday overwhelmingly voted to advance twin bills aimed at reining in the open carry of firearms in the city and having police offer some civic education to some of the people they stop and search. Supporters said the bills will help chip away at two of the city’s thorniest issues: the scourge of violent crime and distrust between residents and the city’s crimefighters. The bill from Alderwoman Cara Spencer, of Marine Villa, would empower police to disarm anyone openly carrying firearms if...

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