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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:28 PM

25. I wouldn't get bent out of shape over this.

 

The intent of the bill is to make a statement condemning those legislators seeking to limit, or infringe on the 2nd amendment rights of the citizens of Missouri.

Even the bills author acknowledges that...

Unlike some of the sponsors of those bills, Leara said he doesn’t expect his bill to pass. He filed the bill criminalizing certain bill language to make a point about freedom, he said.

“I filed HB 633 as a matter of principle and as a statement in defense of the Second Amendment rights of all Missourians,” he said in a statement sent to TPM Tuesday. “I have no illusions about the bill making it through the legislative process, but I want it to be clear that the Missouri House will stand in defense of the people’s Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”


And speaking of foolish proposals, I think it's safe to assume that Rep. Learas bill was filed in response to the following piece of legislative nonsense...

"Rep. Rory Ellinger proposes Missouri assault weapon ban
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Possessing an assault weapon in Missouri would be illegal under a bill that has been introduced by a state House Democrat.

Rep. Rory Ellinger, of University City, filed a bill this week that would require gun owners to give up their semi-automatic weapons within 90 days of the measure's passage. Failure to surrender an assault weapon would result in a felony charge.

It would also be illegal to manufacture or import such weapons in the state. The measure would exempt state and federal law enforcement from the ban.

The bill has not been referred to a House committee, and the Republican-led Legislature is unlikely to act on it. "
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http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/363305/3/Rep-Rory-Ellinger-proposes-Missouri-assault-weapon-ban

Link to text of bill: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills131/biltxt/intro/HB0545I.HTM

So, there you have it. A simple game of political grandstanding from both sides of the issue.

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