Proposed bill would require MO residents to own an AR-15

Lester Mason
Марта 17, 2019

A Missouri lawmaker who's introduced measures that would force adults to own handguns and young adults to own AR-15 semi-automatic rifles said he's trying to make the point that mandates are bad and doesn't actually want to require gun ownership.

"Every resident of this state shall own at least one AR-15" [emphasis added]. It defines a "resident" as "a resident of the state who is 18 years or older and under 35 years old, who is not prohibited by law or court order from possessing a firearm".

Andrew McDaniel (R-Deering) introduced House Bill 1108 late last month.

Gun shop owner Jeff Binkley displays AR-15 "Sport" rifles at Sarge's Sidearms on September 29, 2016 in Benson, Arizona. It also offered a tax credit for buying a gun. The incidents occurred after a House committee heard debate on legislation that would allow concealed weapons in public places that now ban guns. "Republicans should regroup during the spring legislative break and come back ready to do real work that moves Missouri forward".

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McDaniel also recently introduced the "McDaniel Second Amendment Act," which would require all adults in Missouri who are legally eligible to own firearms to do so.

McDaniel, who is a former sheriff's deputy, told the Associated Press that he knows his bill has no chance of becoming law. (McDaniels' office did not respond requests for comment on Thursday.) Still, we're guessing there are plenty of Missourah Republicans kicking themselves in the holster for not thinking of this first.

In contrast to McDaniel's Militia Act, the handgun-focused bill specifies that Missourians purchase "a pistol, revolver, or other firearm created to be held in one hand that is capable of firing.22 caliber ammunition or larger".

'I would never try to mandate anyone do anything against their will'.

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