Foolish lawmaker wants to jail gun-control supporters
The Kansas City Star
Think you’re serious about protecting the Second Amendment and the right to own as many guns as you want?
Then meet Missouri lawmaker Mike Leara, a St. Louis County Republican.
He’s really intent on going over the top in embracing our gun-mad world.
“Specifies that any member of the General Assembly who proposes legislation that further restricts an individual’s right to bear arms will be guilty of a class D felony.”
In other words, Leara wants to jail any fellow lawmaker who would even try to propose a gun control measure.
It’s such a silly idea that even Leara says it won’t pass and become law.
I hope he’s right. But then again….
Given the ultra-conservative mindset of the Republican-controlled legislature, a bill aimed at throwing (basically) liberal-leaning Democrats in prison for up to four years might actually have a chance of passing.
Remember, this is the same group of lawmakers who keep trying to pass laws that say Missouri doesn’t have to listen to the federal government when it comes to rules about guns and health care.
It’s a charade, but it’s a time-wasting practice the Republicans have perfected in Missouri.
Leara’s bill comes at an inconvenient time for gun lovers.
A new study shows gun murders in Missouri have gone up 25 percent since the state’s “permit to purchase” law regarding guns was killed by lawmakers.
Leara claims that his new bill is his way of standing up for the rights of gun owners and for the Second Amendment.
He’s also standing up for his right to look like a fool.