Divorced from Reality

When the Daily Inter Lake asked Rep. Jerry O’Neil yesterday about the Newtown school shooting tragedy, the Columbia Falls Republican responded with his concerns about divorce.

O’Neil noted that Connecticut gunman Adam Lanza, 20, was from a divorced home. Lanza apparently got the weapons he used from his mother, who enjoyed shooting sports. He shot her to death in her bed and then went to the school.

O’Neil claimed his divorce law would keep more families together, but it never passed.

Rep O’Neil believes that it is too easy for women to get a divorce in Montana.  He was a big supporter of House Bill 438 which has been repeatedly voted down by his own colleagues.   Under the proposed law, women would be required to remain married to drug addicts, those who gamble away the family’s life savings, drug dealers, criminals, and just plain bad people–until they had undergone eight weeks mandatory counseling.

Jerry O'NeilTo be sure, Rep. O’Neil believes divorce isn’t the only cause of school shootings in America.  He believes they are caused by too few, rather than too many, guns in schools. He supports legislation to turn teachers into armed soldiers.

But O’Neil doesn’t stop there.   The Montana Republican told the birther website World Net Daily today that he is pushing for two new amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The amendments would make it more difficult for the federal government to regulate firearms and to sign international arms treaties.

O’Neil is concerned about “the growing power of international treaties” and wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to prevent international treaties from being “used to override the U.S. Constitution”–and its second amendment. O’Neil says his other proposal “gives the states the right to make whatever guns they want so long as [firearms] stay inside the[sic] own borders.”

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17 Comments on "Divorced from Reality"

  1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | December 31, 2012 9:35 PM at 9:35 PM |

    Ever seen the human anus up close? Well, this is NOT for dinner table viewing!

    http://mtcowgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Jerry-ONeil.png

  2. But Seriously Get Off His Lawn | December 31, 2012 10:40 PM at 10:40 PM |

    O’Neil isn’t just a joke in MT, or even just in the U.S. He’s gone global.

    http://www.contrepoints.org/2012/12/12/107698-un-legislateur-americain-demande-a-etre-paye-en-or

    • Google’s translation:

      legislator from the state of Montana needs to be paid in gold because of its lack of confidence in the U.S. dollar.
      By Charles Sannat, director of economic studies Aucoffre. Com
      A legislator from the state of Montana needs to be paid in gold because of its lack of confidence in the U.S. dollar, which saw an increase in its deficit.
      Jerry O’Neil, a Republican elected in the district just north of Montana, said his relatives reproached him for not honoring its duty to defend the Constitution of the United States of America vis-à-vis which O’Neil and supporters Gold Standards announced that the government must launch a currency backed by gold.

      He wrote a letter to the state Court requesting that his salary be paid in gold: ‘It is very likely that the U.S. dollar collapses. And all those dollars that would be printed will then have more value. ”

      This former supporter of Republican Ron Paul – who supported it in its bid to become president – said he still has not got back to his request from the Court of the State of Montana.

      O’Neil states receive about $ 7,000 each year from the state of Montana. Currently, the Ministry of Finance of the United States sells coin one ounce gold American Eagle 2012 (with a nominal value below $ 50) to $ 1,985.00.

  3. “Jerry O’Neil, a Republican elected in the district just north of Montana,…”

    Alberta? Saskatchewan?

    Sometimes, WAIT make that MOST of the time, Google Translate leaves much to be desired!

  4. Lt. Jake Wagner is Gallatin County’s MRDTF Lieutenant: call him at 406-582-2110 and urge him to stand down.

  5. FYI: The edge of the world, where monsters lurk, is just north of Montana. These monsters are communists, as evidenced by the fact that they have government-supported health care and don’t have to worry about losing their home if they get wounded by a spear. Jerry has obviously cracked the code on this nefarious uber-liberal conspiracy and he is right. Only gold-plated armor beaten from the godly gains of his legislative crusade will save him and his from the hot breath of the fallen angels. It’s right there in the conspiracy theory. Google it. Please, folks, give the poor guy a break. He’s doing the best he can.

  6. O’Neil does realize that as a Montana state legislator, amending the U.S. Constitution is not in his power?

    • Actually, HV, it is. One way to amend the US Constitution is for 38 state legislatures to vote to do so. As a member of the Montana Legislature, Rep. O’Neil would be able to vote on the amendment.

      I believe that it takes 34 State Legislatures to vote to call a ConCon, commonly referred to as an Article V convention. Again, Rep. O’Neil would be able to vote on that.

      Any state legislator can sponsor a resolution to Congress to amend the Constitution.

      • Elizabeth, you are aware that this has never been accomplished – that 2/3 of state legislators demand a constitutional convention?

        • It is 2/3rds of state legislatures not 2/3rds of state legislators. Yes, I am aware that it has not happened. Are you aware of how many legislatures have requested one and how close that is to happening?

  7. O’Neill would want more ‘gummint’ intrusion into our lives? Teabaggers and so-called ‘morally superior’ Ubermensch want to check the vaginas of American women and mandate counseling, but NOT at least have saner gun-control measures which would NOT take away somebody’s shotgun, single-shot .22 you grew up with plinking cans or your dad’s .38 revolver?

  8. Well, I’m not too enamored with some of Jerry’s efforts, but at least on the floor he votes right.

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