Rep. Mike Leara proposes bill making gun control bills illegal

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lawmakers proposing gun control legislation could end up in prison under a bill introduced by a Missouri House Republican.

Rep. Mike Leara, of St. Louis County, said Tuesday that he has no illusions that his bill actually will pass and become law. But Leara said in a written statement that he introduced it as a matter of principle in defense of gun rights.

The legislation filed Monday would make members of the Legislature guilty of a felony if they introduce legislation restricting gun rights. If convicted, lawmakers could serve prison terms of up to four years.

Leara's measure is the latest in a series of strident gun proposals in Missouri. It comes after a Democratic lawmaker proposed outlawing all assault weapons.

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The gun bill is HB633

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Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

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2/19/2013 9:46:25 AM (GMT -6:00)

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