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

Steve of CA Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 4:52 AM
One extreme does not justify another. This proposed legislation clearly violates the First Amendment.
TheMarv Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:46 AM
Steve of CA Wrote: "This proposed legislation clearly violates the First Amendment. "

Well then, I guess, so would laws that prevent a person from telling military secrets to an enemy.
Ken6226 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 7:29 AM
Since when do Democrats care about the First Amendment?
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 6:36 AM
baloney.

Fighting words and inciteful speech are not protected; nor is it permissible to propose illegal laws.

Try again, liberal.
Happy Jake Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 5:51 AM
Except that the proposed legislation is not expected or intended to pass, unlike the gun bans. It's simply illustrative of what the other side is actually trying to do.
Ken6226 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 7:30 AM
Are you kidding? If anyone thinks those gun bans have any more chance than a snowball in you-know-where, they don't Missourians very well.
Gilbert32 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 7:47 AM
I do hope our legislators let the democrat's gun confiscation bill come to a vote. It would be tremendous leverage against them in 2014.
FactsAreTheEnemy Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 12:52 PM
I'm with you 100%, maybe then we can finally rid this state of progs for good.

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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