Brian Treece | St. Louis Public Radio

Brian Treece

Parson and mayors of St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia meet to talk about violent crime on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.
Office of Missouri Governor

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson agreed to back stricter gun control after a meeting Monday with the mayors of St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield to continue their discussion on addressing crime and gun violence throughout the state. 

At its fourth meeting, the group agreed on three top priorities to make communities in Missouri safer: additional funding for witness protection programs, greater access to mental health care and stricter gun control.