This March, the Florissant City Council, outside St. Louis, decided to end their ban on pit bulls but strengthen an ordinance on dangerous dogs. This is exactly the right thing to do. Communities that do this, in fact, see fewer dangerous dog attacks. The vote came after weeks of hearing from residents and advocates wanting to defend their right to have dogs that are referred to as pit bulls, and from others who wanted the city to keep its ban on the breed in place.
Council President Jackie Pagano said that although discussions about the ban were emotional, she believed the council arrived at the best solution. Indeed, they did.