Missouri state Rep. Mike Leara (R) loves the Second Amendment so much he wants to make it a felony for state lawmakers to propose legislation he thinks would violate it.
On Sunday, Leara offered up this addition to Missouri law:
"Any member of the general assembly who proposes a piece of legislation that further restricts the right of an individual to bear arms, as set forth under the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States, shall be guilty of a class D felony," Leara's bill reads in its entirety.
Leara's bill comes amidst a flurry of red state legislation aimed at nullifying any new firearms regulations coming out of Washington in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. (The White House and other supporters of new gun control have said over and over their proposals do not violate the Constitutional right to bear arms.)Thanks to Talking Points Memo for the link.
Rep. Leara says he doesn't expect his bill to pass, he's just making a point. Trouble is, the point he's making probably isn't the one he intended.