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Missouri Dems: Let’s Just Force Gun Owners to Surrender, Destroy Their Weapons

Ticked Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:00 PM
"One of the major gun-control efforts in Olympia this session calls for the sheriff to inspect the homes of assault-weapon owners. The bill’s backers say that was a mistake." “I’m a liberal Democrat — I’ve voted for only one Republican in my life,” Palmer told me. “But now I understand why my right-wing opponents worry about having to fight a government takeover.” He added: “It’s exactly this sort of thing that drives people into the arms of the NRA.” I have been blasting the NRA for its paranoia in the gun-control debate. But Palmer is right — you can’t fully blame them, when cops going door-to-door shows up in legislation.
Tacitus X Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:43 PM
If there is reasonable grounds for suspicion it's not paranoia.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:04 PM
I learned my lesson in 1993.
Marc_H Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:02 PM
good luck at my home
they will meet my 50 Beowulf when they try their il-legal search
Ticked Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:01 PM
I spoke to two of the sponsors. One, Sen. Adam Kline, D-Seattle, a lawyer who typically is hyper-attuned to civil-liberties issues, said he did not know the bill authorized police searches because he had not read it closely before signing on.

“I made a mistake,” Kline said. “I frankly should have vetted this more closely.”

That lawmakers sponsor bills they haven’t read is common. Still, it’s disappointing on one of this political magnitude. Not counting a long table, it’s only an eight-page bill.
Ticked Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:01 PM
Kind of typical for liberals, they have to pass it to find out WHAT'S IN IT.
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:12 PM
This is exactly why we all need to keep in mind that the price of FREEDOM is eternal vigilance.

We need to keep these turds under the microscope and on a very short leash.
Tacitus X Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:47 PM
Any chance lawyer-politician Kline was simply lying?
Ticked Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:55 PM
8 pages.

If he's not lying, well then, he's just incompetent.

Why wait for the supply to dry up over time when you could just force gun owners to surrender or destroy their weapons immediately? Missouri Democrats think it’s a good idea:

Democrats in the state House have proposed a bill that would force gun owners to either surrender or destroy weapons including semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines and semi-automatic pistols with a fixed magazine that can shoot more than 10 rounds before being reloaded.

Ammunition-feeding devices that can hold more than 10 rounds also would be banned. Owners also could send their weapons to another...