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Rep Newman proposes new gun law

MO State Rep. Stacey Newman Proposes New Gun Law

“If these are the restrictions that are palatable for abortion, let’s apply them to people seeking a [gun] in Missouri,” said Newman.

by Marie Solis

What would happen if the government regulated guns the same way it regulates women’s bodies? Democrat and Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman decided to turn the tables on Republicans who offer “thoughts and prayers” following mass shootings but no support for gun control policy.

In Newman’s proposed state legislation, House Bill 1397, those looking to purchase firearms would be subject to the same bureaucracy as women seeking abortions. The new protocol would include:

  • A 72-hour waiting period
  • A 30-minute video on gun violence and “alternatives to purchasing a firearm”
  • A tour of an emergency center between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., where gun violence victims are present
  • A requirement that buyers travel at least 120 miles to make their purchase.

If these measures sound ridiculous, consider the 120 miles a woman must travel in Missouri to get an abortion, as Newman explained. Consider state laws that require doctors to offer women the chance to see an ultrasound of the fetus or commonly distributed literature encouraging women to carry their fetus to term.

For Newman, the injustice is clear.

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If the bill passes in Missouri, it would go into effect in August 2016.

Source: Yahoo News

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