In 2020, Missouri had the third highest per capita rate of gun deaths in the country. Kansas City continues to experience historic levels of gun violence.

Julie Holland (Class of 2019), volunteers as the KCMO Elections & Legislative Lead for the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America organization. Last week she provided a virtual update on legislative measures in Missouri during the monthly Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus (GKCWPC) membership meeting. GKCWPC is a women-run, multi-partisan, multicultural organization dedicated to increasing women’s political roles to achieve equality for all.

KCMO Moms Demand Action is a volunteer group of “mothers and others” in Kansas City, Missouri, advocating for gun sense laws locally and across the state of Missouri. This grassroots movement is fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Julie and others work to pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of families. They also work in their own communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership.

On May 14, 2021, the Missouri state legislature Truly Agreed and Finally Passed the combined language of HOUSE BILL NOS. 85 & 310, the Second Amendment Protection Act. On May 25 the bill was signed by House Speaker Rob Vescovo, R-Arnold, and President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, and was delivered to Gov. Parson where he has signed it into law.