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    The is more idiotic posturing by children - exactly the same as the house GOP bringing up repealing Obamacare for a vote every other week. It's amazing how childish elected officials can be.
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    @CPT_Ethanolic

    INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ELLINGER (Sponsor), SCHUPP, MCNEIL AND WALTON GRAY (Co-sponsors).

    Betcha these clowns won't be in office after their next election either.
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    Grandstanding. I don't think it will either. If it does there will be a lot of open seat in the next election. This gun ownership topic seems to span party lines. I know a lot of Dems that will not support it and a few Repubs that agree with control. So it seems to be more of an individual social preference subject. Somehow, I get the feeling that it really comes down to wanting everybody else to give up the guns but I'm gonna keep mine mentality.
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    @Thunderchicken - Point them to work on St. Looie. That place is getting unruly. If it works, let us know. Nashville and Memphis needs some fine tuning as well. We do OK out here in the sticks.
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    Ahh to be a Libertarian is rough sometimes. Here is what I see.

    Liberals have no problem wanting ID’s, background checks, training in order for someone to exercise their Constitutional right to own a gun, which clearly states that shall not be infringed.

    Conservatives have no problem wanting ID’s to vote even though the Constitution clearly details in many sections where a person can’t be denied the ability to vote.

    Liberals and conservatives both have come up with reasons that they feel are valid and so important that they are comfortable in making difficult to exercise our Constitutional rights for the greater good.

    As a Libertarian I feel the US Constitution is the greater good and that no matter what the unintended consequences are of a particular amendment we should always resist the desire to circumvent or limits our rights. And yes that means a baby may die because of the second amendment or person gets elected through fraudulent means and does all sorts of nastiness.
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    Assault weapons were banned in the 90s. High capacity magazines were banned in CA until the early 90s. Where was the slippery slope then? The slippery slope argument makes no sense when history consistently shows otherwise.
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    @CPT_Ethanolic Wasn't it just two days ago the anti-gun bunch was downplaying confiscation? And then- here we are.
    Nah, it's pretty slippery.
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    @justapirate
    You're mistaking grand standing and posturing for serious legislation. And again - assault weapons were actually banned not too long ago, now they're not. By your slippery slope argument, hand guns should be illegal now, not the opposite.
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    @CPT_Ethanolic Eh, the show ain't over. Lessee what happens next, shall we? My first suspicion was right. Bet my other suspicions see the light of day. Wanna bet?
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    @justapirate
    Gun confiscation will NOT happen. This is just grandstanding and attention whoring off a topic that is red meat for the left. No different than the dog whistles that the right blows constantly.
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    The message this sends is that the Democrats are against the US Constitution.
    After Bush the Democrats had the opportunity to take up the mantle of the constitutional party. But instead you get Obama's unconstitutional violations of privacy and due process. With how little the government cares about the 4th amendment why should I support a weakening of the 2nd amendment? That lowers the bar for the rest of the amendments and that concern outweighs everything else.
    In 2016 the Republicans will win and we'll get someone who is worse than Obama. This cycle will just keep continuing until people are upset enough to not be afraid of spoiling their vote. It won't be the Libertarian Party or the Greens or the Constitution Party. It will have to be a party that can appeal to a broad base of independents and disaffected people in both of the major parties.
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    Yes, it does seem that over a span of the last several administrations, We are being herded in to a realm of Government never-never land where Politicians seems more adapt to destroying the Constitution than protecting it. Guns are but an excuse to divide the American People even more than it was. Divide and conquer. This move is just testing the defences of those that are willing to obey or not. First eliminate the weaker group then concentrate on the stronger.
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    And there you have it, for all those who are telling people gun owners are paranoid. It's only a matter of time before this type of politician makes it to Washington D.C.
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    I told many of you that confiscation would be comming soon. And now here it is. Obama and all the democrats want them and when they start the confiscation process a lot of people will be killed and hurt in the process. This will lead to a minor civil war before all is said and done. Punishing lawabiding citizens is not the answer.
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    Holy mother of God! I would love to see how many of those democrats get re-elected. It would be an interesting measure of Missouri intelligence.
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    Told ya! Give them an inch and they try to take a mile. Where's all those liberal loons at that said "No one is trying to take your guns". Liberals, in addition to being loons, are also habitual liars.
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    This is incredibly stupid. Nobody thinks the bill will become law, and it only inflames the already over-excited dittohead types. The only purpose behind this is to give a politician a talking point in his next election. I hope he loses.

    But maybe this is a test, to see how people would react to a federal law of the same sort. I hope that whoever is interested for that reason realizes that it violates the Constitution in several ways, and could not work without the collusion of the supreme court.
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    I feel strange in saying, Thank you, Missouri, but now the issue can come before the Supreme Court; whom we all know has already spoken, and then although the liberals will wail and cry, probably tear up, but be forced to realize that the issue of guns has already been settled. Inforcement the laws that are constitutional and give up on blaming guns for the problems society face.
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    Actually I have no problem with Missouri banning guns in THEIR state. I still believe in diversity and not forcing my values on other people. I just won't move to Missouri.
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    @hwyangel

    How effective do you think a statewide ban would be?

    Nobody expects this to become law, it was designed to test the waters nationally, to see if anyone was prepared to resist it effectively.
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    Good luck with this "waste of time" effort. Trying to take an assault rifle from a gun worhshipping kook - even though that kook has a storehouse of other weapons stashed in his/her house/car/truck/- will prove to be more difficult than taking a new toy from a child on Christmas....and you'll be subjected to the same level of irrational, childish kicking and screaming, crying and temper tantrum throwing. I say let the wackos have their AR's; maybe we'll get lucky and they'll end up annihilating each other.
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    One can only wonder - as to the source of your infernal hatred of good, peaceable, hard-working, tax-paying, productive, law-abiding American citizens (presumably your fellow countrymen). Thankfully, you chose to be a pacifist. There are many (like you) who just shouldn't EVER have guns.
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    @thumper11 Yeah, makes perfect sense. I don't think assault rifles should be widely available, therefore I shouldn't ever have a gun, or guns. Well, you're a day late and a dollar short, boo boo. I already own a gun for the purpose of protecting my home, but I'll never own an assault rifle. Leave it a foaming-at-the-mouth, second amendment rights advocate to proclaim that another American should not have a gun. The laughable hypocrisy of these kooks is truly something to behold.
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    @DapperDave,
    Considering your interminable hatred for so many Millions of peaceable, law-abiding, fellow-citizens (which you seem so eager to express at every opportunity)- I urge you to reconsider your choice to exercise your 2nd-amendment.

    Perhaps you are more restrained in face-to-face encounters with your co-workers and neighbors. If not, I urge you to consider anger-management counseling, or some type of professional therapy - before you injure or kill an innocent.
  • #179
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    Aww, come on folks. This is how the game of politics is played. Rule 1: Larry Lawmaker accepts money from Mr. Big. Rule 2: Lawmaker then owes Mr. Big a favor. Rule 3: Rep. Larry drafts a bill that Mr. Big likes. Rule 4: Lawmaker panders, postures, stomps and shouts. Rule 5: The bill goes nowhere which was the original intention but Mr. Big is happy because the debt has been repaid (sort of).
    Having said that there are some pretty strange laws still on the books. Examples: Wisconsin--it is illegal to serve butter substitutes in prison. NJ--if convicted of drunk driving it is illegal to have vanity license plates. Idaho--it is illegal to give a box of candy over 50 pounds to your sweetie. NC--Bingo games can't last more than 5 hours. And once again we are amazed and delighted at the intelligence of our congressional "leaders". God bless America!
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    This demonstrates that all the liberal leftists (who ridiculed those who expressed concern about impending confiscation), are either 1) galactically naive, or; 2) outright liars. Now - which is it?
  • #156
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    New Mexico has a remarkably similar bill pending in its Senate and House of Representatives: House Bill 402. I think I see a push for Democratically-controlled State Legislatures to do what the Federal Government has not been able to do. Firearms' Confiscation.
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    Never happen. I know people in Missouri. They are as much for their freedoms and the second amendment as we are in my state.......from our cold, dead hand folks!!
  • #149
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    Of course they don't want their constituents getting hurt during a crime. This is why you need an illegal gun. No one is trying to take those away.
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