Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

My kind of pol: Missouri legislator proposes criminalizing the proposal of gun control laws

Written By: Bob - Feb• 19•13

Sure, it will never happen… but we can dream, can’t we?

A Missouri lawmaker is proposing to send colleagues to prison for introducing gun control legislation — a plan that even its sponsor acknowledges has no chance of passage but nonetheless highlights the increasingly strident tone of gun measures in Missouri’s generally pro-gun Legislature.

Rep. Mike Leara said Tuesday that he considers his bill a statement of principle. It would make lawmakers guilty of a felony punishable by up to four years in prison if they introduce legislation restricting gun rights.

“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,” Leara, a Republican from suburban St. Louis, said in a written statement.

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  1. Gayle says:

    DHS supplier is selling targets of pregnant women, old men, little boys to federal law enforcement agencies:

  2. ed carmack says:

    Missouri constitution says that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be questioned.

  3. John says:

    THIS is what needs to be done at a federal level, This will once and for all silence gun control. We need to pass a law against new gun control laws, end of story.