They urged the Republican-controlled General Assembly starting Wednesday to sustain Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of an unreasonable bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons with no training, permits or background checks.
So far, so good, just the usual call on lawmakers to do the right thing.
But then the mayor began tweeting about the topic. Here’s one that angered some of Missouri’s gun lovers, including a few lawmakers.
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An early response to the mayor’s tweets on the gun subject came from ultra-conservative radio host Dana Loesch.
And others followed.
Republican Rep. Caleb Jones obviously didn’t like what James said.
Neither did GOP Rep. Shamed Dogan.
Some people on Twitter had the mayor’s back.
The mayor tried to put the controversy to rest.
Now we’ll see what happens on Wednesday and beyond in the veto session.