Attn MO Gun Owners - More Trouble Brewing

Discussion in '2nd Amendment' started by Spoon, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Spoon

    Spoon Well-Known Member

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    Seems State Rep Ellinger (D) MO House District 86 has entered a Bill that BANS OWNERSHIP of "Assault Weapons" and high-capacity magazines. Fits hand in hand with the "tattle tale law" proposed by a female St Louis State Legislator where kids had to rat on parents/grand parents if they owned/possessed firearms. Geeze...illogical thought patterns of too many politicos!!! Seems like Medical Science could come up with a simple injectible cure and immunize these poor, misguided souls.

    I don's see this or his other target anti-cigarette NEW TAX attempt can move out of any committee unless it's wholly staffed by bleeding heart, do-gooders that know better than YOU or I on what we can and can't do...for our own 'welfare'! Here's the Bill Summary for HB 545, 97th Gen Assy.

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    "To amend chapter 571, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of any assault weapon or large capacity magazine, with a penalty provision.

    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

    Section A. Chapter 571, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 571.023, to read as follows:
    571.023. 1. As used in this section the following terms shall mean:
    (1) "Assault weapon", any:
    (a) Semi-automatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:
    a. A pistol grip or thumbhole stock;
    b. Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand;
    c. A folding or telescoping stock; or
    d. A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel;
    (b) Semi-automatic pistol, or any semi-automatic, centerfire or rimfire rifle with a fixed magazine, that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition;
    (c) Semi-automatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:
    a. Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand;
    b. A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;
    c. A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel; or
    d. The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at any location outside of the pistol grip;
    (d) Semi-automatic shotgun that has one or more of the following:
    a. A pistol grip or thumbhole stock;
    b. Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand;
    c. A folding or telescoping stock;
    d. A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds; or
    e. An ability to accept a detachable magazine;
    (e) Shotgun with a revolving cylinder; or
    (f) Conversion kit, part, or combination of parts, from which an assault weapon can be assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person.


    Assault weapon does not include any firearm that has been made permanently inoperable;
    (2) "Detachable magazine", an ammunition feeding device that can be loaded or unloaded while detached from a firearm and readily inserted into a firearm and includes a magazine that can be detached by merely depressing a button on the firearm either with a finger or by use of a tool or bullet;
    (3) "Fixed magazine", an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action;
    (4) "Large capacity magazine", any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds, but shall not be construed to include any of the following:
    (a) A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than ten rounds;
    (b) A twenty-two caliber tube ammunition feeding device; or
    (c) A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.
    2. No person, corporation or other entity in the state of Missouri may manufacture, import, possess, purchase, sell, or transfer any assault weapon or large capacity magazine.
    3. This prohibition shall not apply to:
    (1) Any government officer, agent, or employee, member of the armed forces of the United States, or peace officer, to the extent that such person is otherwise authorized to acquire or possess an assault weapon or large capacity magazine, and does so while acting within the scope of his or her duties;
    (2) The manufacture of an assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device by a firearms manufacturer for the purpose of sale to any branch of the armed forces of the United States, or to a law enforcement agency in the state of Missouri for use by that agency or its employees, provided the manufacturer is properly licensed under federal and state laws; or
    (3) The sale or transfer of an assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device by a dealer that is properly licensed under federal, state, and local laws to any branch of the armed forces of the United States, or to a law enforcement agency in the state of Missouri for use by that agency or its employees for law enforcement purposes.
    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.
    5. Unlawful manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of an assault weapon or a large capacity magazine is a class C felony".
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    Of course I issued a strongly-worded e-mail to him. Let's just say I kept it clean, made the message easily understandable and challenged him to respond...even though I do not live anywhere near the U. City area of St Louis, who he allegedly represents in Jefferson City.

    I'm sitting here wondering if he didn't just "parrot" Feinstein? Clearly I'm gonna be a felon 4 sure if something this ridiculous was to actually become a part of MO RSs. To that end...Molon Labe is the only solution I see.
     
  2. lostangel1171

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    Holy s***! I thought living in CA with DiFi messing things up was bad enough.
     

  3. Spoon

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    @ lostangel1171 & All Others: Those in the know understand this was a subversive ploy that has been buried by the Conservative Majority in Missouri's Senate and House. Of course the coward never responded to my letter of challenge (Ellinger). Our General Assy. is working diligently to squash all anti-firearms rhetoric as well as draft and put forth new legislation that support citizen's rights, especially Second Amendment issues! I'll post my weekly update tomorrow "As Promised". They need some URGING to get stuff done before the current session expires.

    Yesterday, a state Rep. sent out letters to ALL GUN MFGs and warmly invited them to consider coming to MO where we're centrally located, PRO-2A, and already have a large manufacturing economy. I'd already my personal invite letters with the same demographics to MagPul and Berreta. (MO's MFG'g base was a heck of a lot bigger, but things started going to pot in GW's 2nd term and many smaller shops went out of business.)

    A reminder to EVERYONE...keep harping, writing, calling, e-mailing and faxing the people that are supposed to represent you in your Capitol city and the halls of mismanagement in D.C.!