Missouri House Democrats have introduced legislation that would make law-abiding gun owners criminals by banning them from owning “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines.
The bill reads:
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.
If the bill is adopted, Missouri residents who do not comply will be charged with a class C felony. Republicans hold a super majority in the state’s legislature. Conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch Dana Loesch reports that the bill has only been read twice.
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