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

MajTom Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 6:18 AM
So, now we're to give up guns because some people use them to kill themselves? People use cars to kills themselves, and I don't see anybody moving to outlaw them. Besides, the whole "turn the other cheek" isn't an admonition to non-violence or to accept whatever anybody wants to do to you. It has to do with forcing your attacker to embarrass himself by using his "unclean" left hand to strike you, once he has already used his clean (relative term) right hand.

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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