Ladies and gentlemen, your right wingnut controlled General Assembly – again (December 9, 2013)
Here we go again… (January 22, 2014)
From the National Rifle Association:
Missouri: De-facto Gun Owner Registry Legislation Moving In Missouri Senate! Call Your Senators NOW!
Posted on February 12, 2014
Last night, during debate on Senate Bill 613, anti-gun Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-5) was able to attach an anti-gun provision to SB 613. As previously reported, this anti-gun language was introduced as legislation in January that was originally contained in Senate Bill 556 and Senate Bill 565, both sponsored by Senator Nasheed. This modified anti-gun language would require every person to report the theft of a firearm they possess to a local law enforcement agency. Any missing firearm must be reported within 72 hours of the time he or she knew or “reasonably should have known” that the firearm had been stolen.
Your NRA-ILA has opposed this anti-gun legislation nationally for years. It seeks to create a de-facto gun owner registry as well as place unknown civil liabilities on the gun owner. Law-abiding gun owners should not be made a victim twice.
Action on this legislation is expected IMMEDIATELY in the Missouri Senate.
Please call your state Senator NOW and urge them to vote “NO” on SB 613. Contact information for your state Senator can be found here or below.
No, that’s not an article from the Onion.
From the February 11, 2014 Journal of the Senate:
Journal of the Senate [pdf] 254
Senator Nasheed offered SA 5, which was read:
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 5
Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 613, Page 32, Section 1, Line 6, by inserting immediately after said line the following:
“Section 2. Upon becoming aware that a firearm has been stolen, a person shall have seventy-two hours to report such theft.
Section B. If any provision of section A of this act or the application thereof to anyone or to any circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of those sections and the application of such provisions to others or other circumstances shall not be affected thereby.”; and
Further amend said bill and page, section B, line 1, by striking “B.” and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “C.”; and
Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.
Senator Nasheed moved that the above amendment be adopted.
[emphasis in original]
The Twitterverse is all abuzz with requests to pass the popcorn:
Yael T. Abouhalkah @YaelTAbouhalkah NRA now OPPOSES pro-gun bill in MO after anti-gun Democrat outwits pro-gun lawmakers. (Got it?) [….] 3:40 PM – 12 Feb 2014
Tony Messenger @tonymess
Proving again that the #moleg is broken, the NRA is now opposing @briannieves unconstitutional nullification bill. [….] 3:39 PM – 12 Feb 2014
Yael T. Abouhalkah @YaelTAbouhalkah
@tonymess @briannieves So pro-gun bill could be sunk by pro-gun NRA angered by anti-gun @SenatorNasheed? Or, will GOP “stand up” to NRA? 3:46 PM – 12 Feb 2014
Tony Messenger @tonymess
Note to #moleg: When passing a fake bill that is never intended to become law, it helps to not attach actual amendments that do things. 3:46 PM – 12 Feb 2014
Sean Nicholson @ssnich
@tonymess @briannieves But not because it’s unconstitutional or seeks to jail federal law enforcement folks 3:47 PM – 12 Feb 2014
Really, pass the popcorn.