Regarding the article "Mo. Republicans derail plan to keep kids from carrying guns" (Feb. 3): The reaction that followed my outrage was: Why isn't this on the front page instead of being relegated to page six? While gun violence is a complicated issue, it was hard to imagine anyone who would support allowing unsupervised minors to possess firearms in public, but I was wrong. GOP members of the state House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee removed a bipartisan proposal that would require adult supervision of minors possessing guns in public from a crime bill last week.
Our daily news and social media are filled with shocking stories of young teens terrorizing our neighborhoods. With the legitimate concern and fear come finger-pointing and angry calls for local leadership to do something about it, despite there being no minimum age to lawfully possess a firearm since the Legislature passed its constitutional carry law in 2016. St. Louisans need to know where they should be pointing their fingers and demanding action, and that is the state Legislature. Mary Schuman • University City