Friday, February 22, 2013

Not All Stupid Legislation Originates in Arizona

by Pa Rock
Political Observer

Daily Kos reported yesterday on a proposed law that was so addle-brained it could have easily come from any number of Republican Arizona legislators - but this asinine proposal comes from a Missouri legislator - a Republican, of course.

State Representative Mike Leara of St. Louis County has concocted a bill that would make it a felony for any of his brother legislators to propose any gun control measures.  His measure reads, in part:

"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"

You can't make this stuff up!

Might I suggest, Rep. Leara, that you read the complete Constitution.  It doesn't begin and end with the Second Amendment.  Check out the First Amendment, for example, the one that talks about freedom of expression.  One must assume that would include the freedom to propose any bill that a legislator desires.  You certainly seem to have availed yourself of that freedom - yet you would deny it to other members of the state legislature.

Also, may I recommend that when you reach your golden years and want to retire someplace sunny, that you consider moving to Arizona.   You would feel right at home here - trust me on that!

1 comment:

Don said...

Right on, Rock!!