Published On: Thu, Feb 21st, 2013

Missouri Rep wants to ban gun control laws and gun bans

In the wake of new Missouri gun laws, gun legislation and a new ban rifles sparked a ton of backlash and even a ban on gun law bans.

State Rep. Mike Leara, a St. Louis Republican, introduced legislation Monday that would make it a felony for his fellow lawmakers to introduce any bill that would impinge on the Second Amendment.

Photo/Robert D. Ward

Photo/Robert D. Ward

Leara’s legislation faces uncertain prospects and would risk a First Amendment challenge even if enacted. But he called the measure necessary in the wake of gun control measures being floated after the massacre of 20 children in Newtown, Conn. late last year. He specifically cited a recently introduced bill to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

“We seem to be having a lot of people willing to further restrict our constitutional rights and take our rights,” Leara told The Huffington Post. “It is a push-back to the people who don’t believe in our constitutional rights. There have to be consequences to removing our constitutional rights.”

Democratic State Rep. Stephen Webber called Leara’s bill a blatant assault on free speech rights.

“I find it ironic that people are willing to sacrifice the First Amendment at the altar of the Second,” Webber said. “You don’t make it a crime to bring up an idea.”



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  2. Paladin says:

    Its amazing how the demorats can stand on the graves of the dead to loudly trumpet how we should give up our God
    given rights and no one calls them on it. The one common denometer to all the mass shootings is that because of a sign on the front or because of a stupid law the places were all criminal safe zones. One person with a gun has stopped hundreds of thousands of similar situations quite often without firing a shot. Find that reporten any where
    except in the NRA magezine. Those who would infringe our rights are terrorists.

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