Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Munzlinger: My gun bill is a response to Obama's "extreme power grab"

In a news release issued today, Sen. Brian Munzlinger explained his bill, which would make it a crime to obey new federal gun laws and regulations. Munzlinger accuses the president of violating Missourians' constitutional rights, executing an "extreme grab of power," and being lazy by bypassing Congress.

State Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, today (1-16) filed a bill relating to federal laws on firearms, Senate Bill 150.

“My proposed legislation seeks to keep far-reaching regulations from violating the constitutional rights of all Missourians. Today's extreme grab of power was created under executive order and not heard publicly. We cannot let the total disregard for our constitutional rights continue," Sen. Munzlinger said. "Today the president used his power of Executive Order to erode the rights of everyone guaranteed under the Second Amendment, rather than do the hard work of passing legislation through the Congress, elected by each of you."

Senator Munzlinger’s proposal would make any federal law or executive order banning the possession of a semiautomatic firearm that is more restrictive than laws in place on Dec. 31, 2012, unenforceable. In addition, the measure would make it a crime for an officer, government agent or employee from enforcing a law or order declared unenforceable.

“While I do not dismiss the seriousness of the mass shootings that have taken place in our country, I also do not believe a total ban of firearms will keep this type of gun out of the hands of criminals,” Sen. Munzlinger said. "If we don't protect our Second Amendment, how do we protect the other Amendments if they should come under attack? Our constitutional amendments give us specific freedoms and that is what makes our country unique and great."


Anonymous said...

I hope and pray these republicans are setting themselves up for the future defeat of all time. Their extremist views are completely against the desires of the american public. To hell with the voters, they know what's best for everyone.

terryflowersblog said...

I agree with anonymous. The extreme right conservatives are going way too far. They seem to be trying to take us back to the dark ages. The second ammendment needs to be reinterpetated with today's realities in mind. The ammendment states "a well organized militia" not individuals. It was also crafted when the musket was the weapon of choice. We no longer live in the "wild west"...or do we?

Anonymous said...

I am a gun owner and hunter. I defend the right to keep and maintain guns. However, I see no reason we can't make sensible changes to gun laws to protect innocent people. We can limit magazine size, make a federal registry of all guns, repeal any laws that keep us from compiling data on gun violence, close the gun show loophole, and increase funding for the mentally ill. These measures would in no way infringe on the rights of hunters, people who keep a gun for home protection or people who engage in target practice.

Anonymous said...

I have placed my semiautomatic i front me with the barrel pointing at me every day since Columbine.I have begged it cursed it and threatened it to shoot but it hasn't...hummmm....perhaps people who don't value life can make this thing go off!