September 20, 2020

Gun Control Freaks Using “Overton Window?”

Overton Window is a tactic in which very absurd legislation is presented with the notion that perhaps through compromise or a dumbing down of the original legislation, what was actually desired for law is achieved.

In the linked to the article below, it is suggested that this Overton Window might possibly be in play when a Missouri state senator proposes a law that would make criminals out of parents who fail to notify their schools about their ownership of guns.

From the article:

As you might or might not be aware Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-Jefferson City) has proposed a law in Missouri that would make it a crime for parents not to tell school officials if they have guns in their home. Specifically Missouri State Senate Bill 549, if passed, would fine parents $100 if they didn’t tell their children’s school about the guns they own, and would even go so far as to prosecuted parents for gun crimes committed by their children. Those who keep up with Missouri politics might remember that Maria Chappelle-Nadal introduced this same legislation almost a year ago but it never got anywhere.

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On the flip side of this absurdity, Missouri lawmakers are attempting to find ways to stop the Federal Government from creating and enforcing gun control laws believed to be unconstitutional.

From the AP:

Having failed in an earlier effort to bar federal agents from enforcing gun regulations in Missouri, conservative lawmakers are trying a new tack this year: banding together with other like-minded states to defy certain federal laws at the same time.

Supporters believe it will be more difficult for the federal government to shrug off such statutes if more states act together.

Missouri’s latest proposal, introduced this past week, would attempt to nullify certain federal gun control regulations from being enforced in the state and subject law enforcement officers to criminal and civil penalties for carrying out such policies.

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