Missouri House Democrats have introduced an anti-gun bill which would turn law-abiding firearm owners into criminals by banning semi-automatic firearm possession [via @ElliottBobert]:
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.So any Missourian who doesn't surrender their semi-automatic weapon would be charged with a class C felony. It's disarmament and a complete dissolve of the Second Amendment. Their focus on magazines, as I've said repeatedly, is silly, considering a) they're universal and b) can be easily made in your garage. Thankfully Republicans hold a super majority in Missouri legislature. The bill has only been introduced and read twice; it's a go-nowhere bill but designed, I think, to test the waters as we've seen numerous bills of similar sort introduced in other states. Here is the publicly available contact information for these elected Missouri representatives: RORY ELLINGER (Sponsor) Address: MO House of Representatives 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 105B Jefferson City MO 65101 Phone: 573-751-4265 E-Mail: Rory.Ellinger@house.mo.gov Jill Schupp (co-sponsor) Address: MO House of Representatives 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 101B Phone: 573-751-9762 E-Mail: Jill.Schupp@house.mo.gov Margo McNeil (Co-sponsor) Address: MO House of Representatives 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 103BC Jefferson City MO 65101 Phone: 573-751-5365 E-Mail: Margo.McNeil@house.mo.gov Walton Gray (Co-sponsor) Address: MO House of Representatives 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 105E Jefferson City MO 65101 Phone: 573-751-5538 E-Mail: Rochelle.Gray@house.mo.gov Further reading: - On background checks - Definition of "assault rifle" - Guide to gun language of the left - On the mental health factor - Gun control isn't the answer. Here's why Listener Shanna also sends this link from the NRA.