Missouri Rep. Mike Leara has a curious concept of democracy, let alone free speech. Leara has proposed a law that would make it a crime for any of his colleagues to introduce gun control legislation.
Leara would make it a felony with a potential sentence of four years in prison for any member who introduces legislation restricting gun rights.
Now here is what I truly loved about this story. Leara admits that he will have difficulty getting a majority of his colleagues to sign on to such a bill. However, he insisted “I want it to be clear that the Missouri House will stand in defense of the people’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms.” The Republican from suburban St. Louis, therefore, would gut the first amendment and scrap the democratic process in the name of upholding the constitution.
Brandies appeared to have Leara in mind when he said “The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.”
Here is his brief bio:
Rep. Mike Leara, a Republican, represents part of St. Louis County, which includes the City of Sunset Hills and Fenton (District 96) in the Missouri House of Representatives.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Leara attends Abiding Savior Lutheran Church. He is a member of the Sunset Hills – Crestwood Chamber of Commerce and the Fenton Chamber of Commerce.
A 1978 graduate of Southwest High School, Rep. Leara attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec and Saint Louis University.
Born March 27, 1960, Rep. Leara currently resides in unincorporated St. Louis County near Sunset Hills.
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Two years ago the Florida legislature passed a law prohibiting pediatricians from discussing gun safety with parents. It was struck down, of course, but these efforts reflect the very real paranoia spread by the NRA’s insistence that weapons confiscation by the government is right around the corner. I’m waiting for some genius to introduce a bill forbidding use of the word “gun” by anyone other the publishers of “Soldier of Fortune” and “Field and Stream.”
Wait Wait — this is finally good. Something coming out of Missouri (since the Dred Scott case) is finally GOOD. Every single legislator who opposes this idiotic thing should go ahead and introduce SOME — any — gun control bill. They should be bills like: “Whereas blah blah blah whereas blah blah be it therefore the law blah blah nobody can point a gun at a St. Bernard on All Saints Day between the hours of 2 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and anyone who does so will be guilty of a Class Two Felony punishable by having their trousers set on fire in the public square unless they wear skirts in which case they get spanked.”
Then there’s a vote and then there’s a charge and then there’s a 42 USC 1983 suit and then there’s an appeal and then there’s another appeal and then it goes to the United States Supreme Squirt and then Clarence Thomas gets to write an opinion. Send the man a thesaurus.
This is GOOD.
“I have a sneeky suspicion that ole Kenny the C might be involved. Although I hear he can talk a mean Jefferson and Madison.”
I don’t doubt that for a minute. As for talking J & M, that’s easy. It’s the walking that’s hard. By the way, we all know the Devil can quote scripture ….
there must be one or 2 people who pushed this. I would like to know who they are. They should be publicly shamed at a minimum.
I would like to know who my enemies are, you have named 2 but they are just water carriers, not the real power behind the throne.
I have a sneeky suspicion that ole Kenny the C might be involved. Although I hear he can talk a mean Jefferson and Madison.
Come now my limey friend. Put down your issue of the National Inquirer and we’ll talk some sense about the topic!
“who prompted them to sponsor the bill?”
__ A. Religious Right
__ B. People Who Pander To the Religious Right For Their Votes
__ C. Folks Who Profess Civil Rights But Secretly Seek To Undermine Them for Power and Profit
__ D. All of the above.
Makes more sense than a mass child murderer like Obama trying to abolish the 2nd Amendment so he can declare martial law & invoke his NDA Act where all citizens can be detained indefinitely without trial or otherwise disposed of. He knows damn well why Newtown & Arora occured; he helped it happen precisely to create the above situation.
who prompted them to sponsor the bill?
” That vaginal probe thing really bothered me and I for one would like to know who was behind that idea.”
Why none other than Republican Senator Jill Vogel from Fauquier County, a lawyer I’m sad to say. She smelled the coffee after the malestrom against the bill blew her way and struck the bill with some self-serving statement about being misinformed. In the House, it was Republican Kathy Byron from Campbell County who sponsored the bill. Ms. Byron is a “god squad” Falwell fawner whose has the sterling achievement of a high school diploma from Council Rock High School in her intellectual arsenal. The repubs got two women to sponsor this outrage for obvious reasons. Republicanism (and its promise of exchanging gold for loyalty to one’s own gender), it seems, can co-opt most anyone.
the problem is everyone is worried that his special ox is going to be gored. no one trusts anyone to accept the compromise and we all think its the old camel’s nose under the tent.
I dont see much hope for the US, I quit the republican party back in 2005 and havent looked back. That vaginal probe thing really bothered me and I for one would like to know who was behind that idea. I think they should be forced to resign from whatever office they are holding.
And then you have the democrats who never missed an opportunity to pick your pocket. The repubs are in the front of your pants grabbing your genitals and the dems are in the back of your pants grabbing your wallet and giving you the ole squeal like a pig without the courtesy of a reach around. Probably figuring since the repubs are already there its their job to do that.
“Leara has proposed a law that would make it a crime for any of his colleagues to introduce gun control legislation. ”
I wonder how he would react if his colleagues proposed a law that would make it a crime for anyone to propose a law that made it a crime to introduce gun control legislation.
… Probably propose a law that made it a crime to propose a law that would make it a crime for anyone to propose a law that made it a crime to introduce gun control legislation?
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