Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes said he wants to propose a city ordinance that takes away pawn shop’s ability to sell guns.

“There’s too much violence in the city of Jackson,” Stokes said today. “I asked the young folks, where are they getting their guns and they say the pawn shops. I asked the older people where are they getting their guns and they say the pawn shops. We need to do something to make our city safe again.”

Stokes said he plans to address the issue during the Crime Summit at City Hall on Wednesday.

He said he hopes to be able to introduce the proposal in committee by the end of the month.

Clarion Ledger
8/11/8