Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Right to Bear Arms gets the GOP's Abortion Rights treatment.

The Constitutional right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment extends to a woman's decision to have an abortion.

Another "right" legislated by conservative activist Justices gave everybody the right to bear arms.

Both rights are not treated the same by Republicans. And so we got this...

To get a gun, prospective purchasers will experience a slight inconvenience to exercise their right: 
Democratic Representative Stacey Newman has had enough of this nonsense, and has filed a bill, H.B. 1397, that would make it as difficult to get a gun as it is to have an abortion in the Show Me State:
A licensed firearm dealer shall orally inform the purchaser of a firearm the following, and reduce it to writing:

The name and license number of the licensed firearm dealer;

The immediate and long-term medical risks associated with firearms, along with medical descriptions and photographs of fatal firearm injuries, as collected by emergency pediatric medical professionals, law enforcement, and prosecutors’ offices;

Alternatives to purchasing a firearm, which shall include materials about peaceful and nonviolent conflict resolution.

Prior to any firearm purchase in this state, a prospective firearm purchaser shall, at least seventy-two hours prior to the initial request to purchase a firearm from a licensed firearm dealer located at least one hundred twenty miles from such purchaser’s legal residence, confer and discuss with a licensed physician the indicators and contraindicators and risk factors, including any physical, psychological, or situational factors, that may arise with the proposed firearm purchase.

Such physician shall then evaluate the prospective firearm purchaser for such indicators and contraindicators and risk factors and determine if such firearm purchase would increase such purchaser’s risk of experiencing an adverse physical, emotional, or other health reaction.

Gun buyers would also have to watch a 30-minute video “on fatal firearm injuries” and verify in writing that he or she viewed the entire video “in the presence of a licensed firearm dealer.”

Verify in writing by a licensed physician that the purchaser has toured an emergency trauma center in the nearest qualified urban hospital on a weekend between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. when gun violence victims are present.

Within seventy-two hours of a firearm purchase, the prospective firearm purchaser shall meet with at least two families who have been victims of violence involving a firearm and two local faith leaders who have officiated, within the past year, a funeral of a victim of violence involving a firearm who was under the age of eighteen.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah good luck with that.