Just when you thought it couldn’t get any dumber out there in gun-legislation land, along comes a state lawmaker who’s trying to make gun control a felony.
Meet Missouri Rep. Mike Leara, a Republican who represents a section of suburban St. Louis County.
He’s proposed a state law that would make it a crime for a lawmaker to sponsor gun control legislation.
From Talking Points Memo:
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.
. . .Unlike some of the sponsors of those bills, Leara said he doesn’t expect his bill to pass. He filed the bill criminalizing certain bill language to make a point about freedom, he said.
Amazingly, no Virginia lawmaker has thought to offer up this gem. I’ve got a better idea: How about a law criminalizing stupidity by lawmakers? Or at the least, a measure that would make them pay costs associated with sponsoring ridiculous legislation for the sole purpose of making “a point?”