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

MittWondersWhyMormonsSigh Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 3:05 AM
I could keep beating you but it's getting dull: "Threatening the President of the United States is a class D felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871.[1] It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making "any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States". The United States Secret Service investigates suspected violations of this law and monitors those who have a history of threatening the President." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threatening_the_President_of_the_United_States

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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