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Chief Chief
03-03-2011, 09:12 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/03/2696970/missouri-house-approves-funeral.html#

This is a nice step in the right direction, but it's got a ways to go before it becomes a law -- one that's been long overdue.

Please take a moment now to e-mail your Missouri senator, requesting their support of HB (House Bill) 276, sponsored by MO Rep. Ward Franz, which changes the laws regarding unlawful picketing or protesting of a funeral. You can find the senator for the Missouri district you live in by going to http://www.senate.mo.gov/llookup/leg_lookup.aspx and typing in your zip code. Then click on their name and you'll find an e-mail link on the left side of the screen to click on. The process is fast, easy, and nearly painless, and you don't need to write a long e-mail to get your message across to him/her. Be sure to ask them to urge their fellow senators to join them in approving this important piece of legislation. Thanks!!

SPchief
03-03-2011, 09:19 PM
"You have the right to do this, but we have the right to tell you when, where and how."

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/03/2696970/missouri-house-approves-funeral.html##ixzz1FbKsq3th

Uh, no you don't.

Chief Chief
03-03-2011, 09:42 PM
"You have the right to do this, but we have the right to tell you when, where and how."

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/03/2696970/missouri-house-approves-funeral.html##ixzz1FbKsq3th

Uh, no you don't.

Oh yeah? Well, sit in the gallery of the Missouri Senate when in session (a public forum) and begin yelling your free speech at the legislators (public officials) and then tell me what happens to you and your free speech.

It's the same when the police tell two groups of protestors with opposing views where each group can assemble in the area so as to best control the situation and prevent violence.

You and I have the right to bear arms but we're not allowed to take them into a prison or on a commercial airliner. There are legal limits to every one of our rights.

alnorth
03-03-2011, 09:51 PM
Uh, no you don't.

Uh, yeah you do. This law isn't novel, other states have 1,000 feet restrictions.

luv
03-04-2011, 06:19 AM
Didn't read the link. I've read other older articles where MO did pass a law stating you could not protest within 300 feet and also not from an hour before until an hour after the funeral. Phelps challenged and won. Is this one different?

I read another article on here about the person suing him ending up have to pay for Phelps court costs. I remember reading that a few months ago.

alnorth
03-04-2011, 07:14 AM
Didn't read the link. I've read other older articles where MO did pass a law stating you could not protest within 300 feet and also not from an hour before until an hour after the funeral. Phelps challenged and won. Is this one different?

I read another article on here about the person suing him ending up have to pay for Phelps court costs. I remember reading that a few months ago.

There must have been something else defective about that law, because in other states they had to stand so far away, behind some trees or a hill, that the people at the funeral could not even see or hear them.

ArrowheadHawk
03-04-2011, 10:58 PM
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