KC Skyline

City Clerk Web Search

Search the Ordinances:

Legislation #: 190906 Introduction Date: 10/24/2019
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ELLINGTON
Title: Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, by enacting one new section 50-274 relating to failing to report a stolen or lost deadly weapon or explosive.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
10/24/2019 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/24/2019 Referred to Special Committee for Legal Review
11/5/2019 Do Pass
11/7/2019 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
11/14/2019 Passed

View Attachments
FileTypeSizeDescription
190906.pdf Authenticated 64K Authenticated Ordinance

Printer Friendly Version

ORDINANCE NO. 190906

 

Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, by enacting one new section 50-274 relating to failing to report a stolen or lost deadly weapon or explosive.

 

WHEREAS, many deadly weapons, including firearms, being used to commit crimes were obtained illegally and most of Kansas City’s homicides are caused by deadly weapons; and,

 

WHEREAS, section 1.320, of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, promotes the prompt reporting of stolen firearms by stating:

 

“The general assembly of the state of Missouri strongly promotes responsible gun ownership, including parental supervision of minors in the proper use, storage, and ownership of all firearms, the prompt reporting of stolen firearms, and the proper enforcement of all state gun laws. The general assembly of the state of Missouri hereby condemns any unlawful transfer of firearms and the use of any firearm in any criminal or unlawful activity”; and

 

WHEREAS, stolen or lost explosives raise the concern that they will be improperly or illegally used in a dangerous manner that presents a threat to the public safety; and,

 

WHEREAS, the reporting of stolen or lost deadly weapons and explosives can help reduce their illegal trafficking and can assist the police in investigations that involve a deadly weapon or explosive; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by enacting one new section 50-274 relating to failing to report a stolen or lost deadly weapon or explosive, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 50-274. Failure to report a stolen or lost deadly weapon or explosive.

 

(a) Failure to report a stolen or lost deadly weapon or explosive. A person commits the unlawful failure to report a stolen or lost deadly weapon or explosive if the person owns a deadly weapon or explosive and knowingly fails to report the theft or loss of such weapon or explosive to the Kansas City Police Department within seventy-two hours of the time such person knew or should have known the weapon or explosive has been stolen or lost.

 

(b) Definitions.

 

(1) “Deadly weapon” as used in this section shall have the same definition as found in section 556.061 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.

 

(2) “Explosive” as used in this section shall have the same definition as found in section 319.303 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.

 

(c) Violation. A person violating this section shall be guilty of an ordinance violation.

 

___________________________________________________

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

______________________________

Maggie Moran

Deputy City Attorney