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"Military Mafia:" Missouri Legislature Softball Team Wears Rifle T-Shirts (PHOTO)

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Go team!
Did you know that the Missouri legislature has a softball tournament? And did you know that one of the teams this year was called Military Mafia?

Daily RFT and our reliable Jefferson City tipsters have got you covered!

Last week, the photo to the right, big version below, arrived in our inbox. An attendee snapped this shot of the team of lawmakers and staffers that chose the name Military Mafia and printed matching orange T-shirts with rifles on them.

But, the office of the team captain tells us, the theme has nothing to do with any gun debates at the Missouri State Capitol.

Here's the full shot.

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Via an attendee of the softball tournament.

And a close-up of that T-shirt.

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That photo includes Donna Lichtenegger, Rick Brattin, Sheila Solon and Jay Houghton, all Republican state representatives.

And State Representative Charlie Davis, also a Republican, was apparently some sort of team captain.

"It was a fun name," a representative from his office tells us, adding that it has nothing to do with any gun policy fights. "It was just a fight night."

And, his office notes, Davis is chairman of the House's veterans committee.

If you're craving more pics of lawmakers playing softball, the Missouri Times has published a full photo gallery.

Goooooo Military Mafia!

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James Madison
James Madison

only in Missouri? What idiots write such stupidity? Travel through Texas, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Louisiana, and a dozen other states that actually believe in the Second Amendment. Once again for the slow. An assault rifle is just cosmetic changes to a hunting or target rifle. Can the RFT actually have someone who knows what they are writing about on important issues? Is that asking too much?

Josh Ess
Josh Ess

So I have to be okay with all expressions of speech?

Josh Ess
Josh Ess

I mean how many softball team logos are depictions of anal sex on a honeymoon?

Josh Ess
Josh Ess

How is being against things that you are against hypocritical, Josh?

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman

Don't express your beliefs on guns, that is bad!!! Please express your beliefs on homosexuality, that is good. You can't have it both ways you bunch of hypocrites.

Sam Africano
Sam Africano

So what. Get a life. They are probably like "only in missouri would a crappy softball team of american citizens expressing their beliefs, be news worthy..."

Matt Irwin
Matt Irwin

that's a huge eye-roller. I feel sorry for people who think that's even remotely cool.

jo ann10
jo ann10

Military Mafia - is there a double meaning here?  Mafia stands out and depicts more undertones about tyranny.  Is this the message Republican lawmakers stand behind and support?  Shame.

12judges
12judges

Really RFT?  Really?  This warranted reporting because they have rifles on their shirts?  Careful RFT...your hoplophobia is showing.

kentobi_02
kentobi_02

@jo ann10 It is a name for a team... My bowling team was called the terminators, I guess that means we planned to create cyborgs to destroy the human population; Seriously, get over yourselves

jo ann10
jo ann10

@kentobi_02 @jo ann10 much to the contrary. If Republicans weren't running around talking about some type of tyranny, it would probably go unnoticed.  They've brought the attention on themselves and now questions can be asked fairly about subliminal messaging.  Get over it.

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