Steve Paul

March 7, 2014

For Mayor Sly James, the issue of drunks and guns presented a ‘High Noon’ moment

It was something of a “High Noon” moment when Mayor Sly James drew the line. Should drunk people be allowed to carry firearms? The state says yes, and a city attorney advised that Kansas City’s law must comply. But when it came time to vote, James rebelled, leading a 7-6 City Council tally to defy the state over a ridiculous law.

It was something of a “High Noon” moment when Mayor Sly James drew the line. Should drunk people be allowed to carry firearms?

The state says yes, and a city attorney advised that Kansas City’s law, which forbids such behavior, must comply.

But when it came time to vote on Thursday, James rebelled and carried the day by leading a 7-6 City Council tally to defy the state over a ridiculous law.

So, Kansas City winos, at least for now you’d be advised to leave your weapons at home. Same goes for visiting pardners and other wild cowboys who’ve tied one on too long.

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