The absolute weapons-grade level of irony in this story is truly something to behold.
A candidate for Congress in Virginia took her husband’s AR-15, and in a supposed show of defiance against big bad guns, hacked it in half with a saw.
Karen Mallard, a Democrat, posted the video of her gun-hacking on social media, most likely unaware of the backlash she was about to endure.
In the video, Mallard explains that in the wake of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, she and her husband decided they no longer wanted his AR-15 in the house, and they didn’t want others to have access to it either.
“So, today, we’re going to destroy it,” she said.
And out came the tools (both she and the saw) …
By cutting away part of the handguard and barrel, Mallard may have inadvertently broken the law by creating a sawed-off shotgun.
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Such claims were dismissed by Mallard as coming from “NRA trolls,” but WVEC in Virginia Beach cited the Sawed-Off Shotgun and Sawed-Off Rifle Act that “prohibits people (except for those permitted by the act) from having a rifle that has been ‘modified to an overall length of less than 26 inches.'”
Worse for Mallard, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is now investigating her actions.
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“Master Police Officer Tonya Pierce, spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Police Department, confirmed that the rifle was in the department’s possession,” WVEC reported. “Pierce told 13News Now the ATF was looking into the situation.”
“I took a personal stand for gun safety and I’m not backing down,” Mallard said in the video of her political stunt.
Instead, she may have created an illegal firearm.
This is why Democrats with no clue about guns shouldn’t be discussing gun laws. They don’t even know how to follow the ones that are in place.
Should this Democrat be charged with creating an illegal gun? Or should simply be mocked as ignorant? Share your thoughts below!
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