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Tit-for-Tat Politics: Missouri GOP Rep. Introduces Bill That Makes Proposing Gun Control Laws a Felony

Joshua170 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 8:51 PM
That's ridiculous. How is this not denying leftist goons their freedom of speech?
Joycey Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 9:27 PM
How is making a law against our basic civil liberties free speech?
AK Mark Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 9:24 PM
Uhhh, that's the point! Your seeking to deny us our 2nd amendment rights is no less ridiculous than denying you your freedom of speech.
scrow Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 9:11 PM
Did you read the part that said, "“I filed HB 633 as a matter of principle and as a statement in defense of the Second Amendment rights of all Missourians. I have no illusions about the bill making it through the legislative process."
Husker123 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 9:20 PM
You are trying to explain principle to the unprincipaled.
_,l,, Vaporise this, Thought Police ,,l,_ Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 9:00 PM
Well, y'know, like they say you can't shout fire in a crowded theater (btw, of course you can, so long as there is actually a fire) ... neither can you say "give up your ability to protect yourself so that you will make an easier mark for government stormtroopers and criminals!" to the American people.

Last week, Missouri Democrats introduced an extreme gun-control bill that would force gun owners to either surrender or destroy their “assault weapons” within 90 days. If Missourians do not comply within this period of time, they would be charged with a Class C felony.

Because the proposal was such an affront to the Second Amendment, Rep. Mike Leara (R-St. Louis) retaliated by introducing a similarly extreme bill that would make “any member of the general assembly who proposes legislation that further restricts an individual’s right to bear arms…guilty of a class D felony.”

Of course, Leara doesn’t expect the...

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