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That’s House Amendment 4 to House Committee Substitute for Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 663. You got that? The open season part is that the Missouri House voted this afternoon to approve a “stand your ground” law in Missouri. On the same day George Zimmerman put the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin up for auction.

The handler for the amendment on the House floor was Representative Rick Brattin (r).

Representative Rick Brattin (r) - May 12, 2016.

Representative Rick Brattin (r) – May 12, 2016.

Go figure.

Representative Gina Mitten (D) engaged Representative Brattin (r) in debate:

Representative Gina Mitten (D) - May 12, 2016.

Representative Gina Mitten (D) – May 12, 2016.

Representative Mitten ran circles around him. One could say that she engaged in a battle of wits with an unarmed man, but that would be too painfully ironic.

The amendment passed by voice vote. The bill was third read and passed 107-43.