From Fox News:

Mayor Sly James says he doesn’t want any guns in plain view within city limits in KCMO. The Kansas City Public Safety Committee is backing a ban that would keep people from openly carrying guns in the city.

Mayor James says the sight of open carry is something that people could find too intimidating. We spoke with Councilman John Sharp, who says the biggest concern is that currently people can open carry in the city without passing background checks, and be subject to firearms training like gun owners have to do with conceal carry permits.