Missouri Bill Will Make It a Felony to Propose Gun Control Legislation
A bill put forward by Missouri Republican Mike Leara will make it a felony for any politician to propose gun control legislation. The bill is a direct response to the Democratic bill last week that would require gun owners to turn over their assault weapons.
The Examiner reported:
Responding to a Democratic proposal giving gun owners in Missouri 90 days to turn in rifles, pistols and shotguns deemed to be “assault weapons,” state Rep. Mike Leara (R-St. Louis) introduced a measure on Monday that would make it a felony to propose legislation that further erodes the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
The bill, known as HB 633, was read for the second time on Tuesday.
“Any member of the general assembly who proposes a piece of legislation that further restricts the right of an individual to bear arms, as set forth under the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States, shall be guilty of a class D felony,” the bill says.
A Class D felony in Missouri carries a prison sentence of not more than four years.
“Leara told TheBlaze on Tuesday that he is under no illusion that the bill will pass. He says he introduced the legislation to make a point after Democrats proposed an alarming gun confiscation bill last week,” Jason Howerton wrote.