Dems introduce gun confiscation bill in Missouri

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If you’re a gun owner in Missouri, you may want to consider moving to another state – say, Texas.

Democratic state Reps. Rory Ellinger and Jill Schupp introduced a bill that very loosely defines “assault weapons,” giving the owners of such weapons 90 days to get rid of or incapacitate them. Since the bill’s introduction, Reps. Margo McNeil and Rochelle Walton Gray, both Democrats, have signed on as co-sponsors.

Missouri House Bill 545, introduced Tuesday, defines an assault weapon as being any semi-automatic rifle, shotgun or pistol having at least one characteristic the bill’s sponsors deem undesirable such as a folding stock, pistol grip or barrel shroud.

It would also make any magazines having a capacity of more than 10 rounds illegal.

The bill is similar to one introduced in the U.S. Senate by Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., except in one respect: The Feinstein bill, as draconian as it is, includes a “grandfather clause,” allowing the owners of such weapons to retain them. The Missouri bill does not.

Instead, the Missouri measure would institute these mandates:

4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:

(1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;

(2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or

(3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.

5. Unlawful manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of an assault weapon or a large capacity magazine is a class C felony.

Yes, you read that right — felony. On day 90 you’re a law-abiding gun owner; On day 91 you’re a felon. Welcome to Amerika, comrade.

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  • Jim Krull

    You politicians better start doing your jobs on the economy, job creation, eliminating free government programs and increasing our military and eliminating the national debt. Unless these things happen and happen soon you are all going to be looking for jobs in e REAL world. You might just want those guns then.

    Signed one American fed up with the political BS here in the US.

    • http://bizpac Tom Jones

      I second that

    • Garrett

      It has no chance of passing. They just introduced it so they could tell their wing nuts they tried and get re-elected.

      • norm

        never say never my friend

    • johndillinger

      Right on, a communist in the white house, and the congress seems to be unable to act on Bengazi, and the gun running border scandal, by now something should be done. Get and get your backsides in gear and do something, we are on the fast track to tyranny.

    • steve

      I'll second that tioo,these liberals sure don't have a clue about what it takes to be American do they,all these left leaning idiot'sw need to go back to russia if they will have them!

  • levi

    Ha! They can have my guns, One bullet at a time.

  • Thorne Kontos


    Population: 5,987,580

    NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 14,712

    So lets do the math.

    That 59.87 X14,712 or ~880,000 people that will now be felons…(this number is most likely on the low side considering

    Current Missouri prison population is ~ 31,000…

    Makes me wonder where you are going to house that many people in jail…

    I only put the numbers in here to show that Missouri State Democratic representatives that put forth this bill, Ellinger (Sponsor), Schupp, McNeil and Walton Gray, to prove that, aside from not understanding our constitutional rights, they haven't really thought this through, have they? (Which makes them unfit for the office they hold, IMHO…)

  • Robert LeClair

    molon labe

  • bill corless

    Tbey have violated their oath of office. I think the penalty is hanging, but maybe its forced resignation.

  • Wow

    This will never pass but I NEVER thought I would live to see the day where something as horrible as this would happen.

    We are no longer America. I feel so bad for our kids.

  • KB Cook

    This could get pretty dicey before it's settled. One wonders how the state motto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law) is being considered in this case. The Show-Me state is going to be an interesting case study.

  • Ladyliberty

    A statutory law cannot trump the Constitution. An illegal law is not a law. Massive civil disobedience. We will not comply. Molon labe. n

  • Jason

    If this passes, leave Missouri … just leave. It is clearly unconstitutional but how many years would it take to reach the Supreme court?

  • Robert G. Mangold

    Time to put every politician that violates the Constitution out of work – let's see how they survive in the blue collar world.

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