On Monday, Alderwoman Cara Spencer took heat on Twitter for introducing a bill aimed at getting guns off city streets.
And her main detractor on social media was none other than Virvus Jones, former city comptroller and father of Mayor Tishaura O. Jones.
Virvus Jones — St. Louis’ comptroller from 1989 until he pleaded guilty to felony fraud charges in 1995 — argues that Spencer’s bill will “result in giving the police more selective enforcement power which always ends up in black people being racially profiled.”
And yet you are opposed to restricting the open carrying of firearms?— Cara Spencer (@CaraSpencerSTL) June 5, 2023
Spencer responded on Twitter:
“What do you recommend? State action-which would criminalize people and shift authority from city to state? Or doing nothing (?). Help me understand how your position is fact-based and not politically motivated,” Spencer posted on Twitter.