Missouri Democrats, Republicans clash on gun laws after KC shooting

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Surrounded by colleagues and fellow members of the Democratic Caucus Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, on the south steps of the Missouri Capitol, Crystal Quade took to the microphone to address the shooting following last week's Superbowl Victory Parade in Kansas City. The news conference was to talk about proposed gun legislation in hopes of preventing shootings, especially by youths. Quade is a Springfield Democrat who has thrown her hat in the gubernatorial ring.
Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: Surrounded by colleagues and fellow members of the Democratic Caucus Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, on the south steps of the Missouri Capitol, Crystal Quade took to the microphone to address the shooting following last week's Superbowl Victory Parade in Kansas City. The news conference was to talk about proposed gun legislation in hopes of preventing shootings, especially by youths. Quade is a Springfield Democrat who has thrown her hat in the gubernatorial ring.

State Rep. Crystal Quade helped hide children in a bathroom during a mass shooting Wednesday in Kansas City.

"My experience, which is the only one I can really share, was of complete terror," said Quade, a Springfield Democrat.

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