Our city's prayers are with the children of Sandy Hook Elementary.
I read the terrible news while sitting through interviews after which the Police Board will select a new police chief. We will expect a great deal from the new chief. However, we will not be able to give that person every possible tool to reduce violent crime.
"The Missouri state constitution keeps cities like Clayton, U City, or ours from enacting laws aimed at reducing the number of handguns in our communities."Meanwhile, Lewis Reed, President of the Board of Aldermen, e-mailed this statement to Daily RFT:
I wrote this sentence in my blog in June 2008. It is still true".
"As a father of four, I am deeply troubled by the tragedy in Newtown, CT. I am praying for the victims' families and the entire Newtown community. Tonight, my wife and I will do our best to help our children understand and process this horrible event. I encourage other parents to do the same."