That they would allow legislation like THIS to ever make it to committee, rather than
quietly take the sponsor out back and beat him discourage them from ever trying with such an attempt in thefirst place.
4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was
legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:
(1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;
(2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or
(3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.
Seriously. Does anyone think that such bills have a chance of passing? It might work on the East coast where there is a liberal in every garage, or Kalifornia, but in the Midwest? Seriously, Are they THAT disconnected? Don’t they realize that bills such as these unite the people against them, and anger and alienate even those who are, for the most part, otherwise ambivalent?
And in Wisconsin:
Notice that the legislators in this instance are from more “urban” settings.