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Indiana GOP Lawmaker Drafts Bill Requiring Journalists To Be Licensed By Police

Indiana lawmaker Jim Lucas has authored a bill that would require journalists be licensed by the police according to the Indy Star. (photo credit: Youtube)

Indiana lawmaker Jim Lucas has authored a bill that would require journalists be licensed by the police according to the Indy Star.

An Indiana lawmaker has drafted a bill that would require professional journalists to be licensed by state police. Rep. Jim Lucas had the measure drawn up earlier this year and said he may file it to drive home a point about his signature issue: gun rights. “If you’re OK licensing my Second Amendment right, what’s wrong with licensing your First Amendment right?” he said.

Lucas is unhappy with what he feels are mischaracterizations of his pro-second amendment policies by the media.

“If I was as irresponsible with my handgun as the media has been with their keyboard, I’d probably be in jail,” he said. His proposal would require professional journalists to submit an application to the Indiana State Police. Journalists would be fingerprinted as part of the process and would have to pay a $75 fee for a lifetime license. Those with felony or domestic battery convictions would be prohibited from getting a license.

I think we can work with this! Lawmaker Jim Lucas obviously believes the 2nd Amendment is "his" while the 1st Amendment is "ours." From this we can conclude he is waiving his Constitutional right to free speech. Therefore, I propose a compromise. Lawmaker Jim Lucas can have all the guns of any kind he wants, as long as he agrees to never again write or speak a single word intended for public consumption.

In other words, Lawmaker Jim Lucas can shut up.

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If the right to possess weapons really is as sacred as freedom of speech and religion, then logically, prisoners serving time should be allowed to keep guns in their cells - after all, they are allowed to speak and write their opinions, and to profess any faith that they have.

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So should terrorists like the KKK, White Supremacists, and Republicans!!!

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