HB 436: loonier than Wayne LaPierre at a press conference (February 5, 2013)
….Firearms subject to the 1934 Act included shotguns and rifles having barrels less than 18 inches in length, certain firearms described as “any other weapons,” machineguns, and firearm mufflers and silencers….
Uh that would be sawed off shotguns, fully automatic machineguns, and silencers.
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
[TRULY AGREED TO AND FINALLY PASSED]
SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
HOUSE BILL NO. 436
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
To repeal sections 21.750, 571.030, 571.101, 571.107, 571.117, and 590.010, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof fourteen new sections relating to firearms, with a penalty provision.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
3. (1) All federal acts, laws, orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.
(2) Such federal acts, laws, orders, rules, and regulations include, but are not limited to:
(a) The provisions of the federal Gun Control Act of 1934;
(b) The provisions of the federal Gun Control Act of 1968…
[bold emphasis in original, underline emphasis added]
In the Journal of the Missouri House for May, 8, 2013:
On motion of Representative Funderburk, SCS HCS HB 436, as amended, was truly agreed
to and finally passed by the following vote:
Allen Anderson Austin Bahr Bernskoetter
Berry Black Brattin Brown Burlison
Cierpiot Conway 10 Conway 104 Cookson Cornejo
Cox Crawford Curtman Davis Diehl
Dohrman Dugger Elmer Engler English
Entlicher Fitzpatrick Fitzwater Flanigan Fowler
Fraker Frame Franklin Frederick Funderburk
Gannon Gatschenberger Gosen Grisamore Guernsey
Haahr Hampton Hansen Harris Hicks
Higdon Hinson Hodges Hoskins Hough
Houghton Hubbard Hurst Johnson Jones 50
Justus Keeney Kelley 127 Koenig Kolkmeyer
Korman Lair Lant Lauer Leara
Love Lynch Marshall Mayfield McCaherty
McGaugh McKenna Messenger Miller Moon
Morris Muntzel Neely Neth Parkinson
Pfautsch Phillips Pike Pogue Redmon
Rehder Reiboldt Remole Rhoads Richardson
Riddle Roorda Ross Rowden Rowland
Scharnhorst Schatz Schieber Schieffer Shull
Shumake Smith 120 Solon Sommer Spencer
Stream Swan Thomson Torpey Walker
White Wieland Wilson Wood Zerr
Anders Barnes Butler Carpenter Colona
Curtis Dunn Ellinger Ellington Englund
Hummel Kirkton Kratky LaFaver May
McCann Beatty McDonald McManus McNeil Meredith
Mitten Montecillo Morgan Newman Nichols
Norr Otto Pace Peters Pierson
Rizzo Runions Schupp Smith 85 Swearingen
Walton Gray Webb Wright
ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 009
Burns Cross Gardner Haefner Kelly 45
Lichtenegger Mims Molendorp Webber
Representative Diehl declared the bill passed.
Speaker Jones resumed the Chair.
Yes, you got that right. A veto proof majority in the Missouri General Assembly voted to nullify federal prohibitions of sawed off shotguns, fully automatic machineguns, and silencers.
Forget seersucker. It looks like scratchy gray wool uniforms are back in vogue. [That sarcastic reference to the last serious nullification disagreement which was settled almost 150 years ago came from someone else on the Internets.]
There’s even more right wingnutty goodness in HB 436:
….6. Any official, agent, or employee of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any of the infringements on the right to keep and bear arms included in subsection 3 of this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor….
[emphasis in original]
Oh, that’ll cost a lot of money to litigate all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
It looks like Representative Dean Dohrman (r) has earned his keep.
And Representative Denny Hoskins (r) is running for a leadership position:
Denny Hoskins, CPA
Missouri House of Representatives
May 10th, 2013
….I am pleased to officially announce my candidacy for Speaker Pro Tem of the Missouri House of Representatives. As you may, or may not know, Rep. Jason Smith, current Speaker Pro Tem, is running for the vacant Congressional seat in Missouri’s 8th district. I believe I have the experience, character, and conviction needed to fill the position. Speaker Pro Tem is selected by a vote of my House colleagues, many of whom have already expressed their support of my candidacy….
Heh. Service is its own reward.