Thursday, February 7, 2013
A new report finds that Missouri leads the nation in black homicides.
Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, today renewed her call for Missouri lawmakers to enact reasonable gun safety regulations in light of a new report that finds Missouri leads the nation in the number of black victims of gun violence. The Violence Policy Center, a national educational organization working to stop gun death and injury, reports that Missouri’s black homicide victimization rate is more than seven times the national average. This is the third year in a row Missouri has led the nation in this tragic statistic. The Violence Policy Center released its findings Wednesday after analyzing unpublished data from the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Report. “I agree with the co-author of the study that this is a public health …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about gun safety in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about gun safety--cleaning, storing, proper gun use and any other questions readers have. Patch wants to help you get your answers, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Monday, January 7, 2013
Patch is looking for experts who can discuss gun safety and answer reader questions this week.
We want to help you find answers to your questions about gun safety this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a police officer, hunter, store owner or just consider yourself a local expert and can and talk about the safety regarding cleaning, storing and proper gun use, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Jan. 10. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to be our expert?
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Free gun lock and firearm safety education materials will be given away Aug. 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., or while supplies last.
Anyone desiring a free gun lock can head to one of the following St. Louis metropolitan locations on Thursday between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. A total of 5,200 gun locks are being made available by Project ChildSafe for giving away throughout the region, according to a Tuesday St. Louis County Police Department news release. Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program designed to help ensure safe and responsible firearm ownership and storage. It was developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) members, and supported by a U.S. Department of Justice grant. The premise of this program is to provide gunlocks and literature concerning gun safety and education to as many citizen gun owners as supplies allow. To reach the public and …