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

MajTom Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 11:25 PM
NONE of them was at the top of the list given that nearly half the Founding Fathers didn't believe them to be necessary at all, since they were afraid that enumerating some rights would lead to government (at any level) believing that it was an all-inclusive list. Hence, the inclusion of the 9th and 10th amendments.

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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