Saturday, March 10, 2018

Publicity Stunt is Leading to Criminal Investigation

Virginia congressional Democratic candidate Karen Mallard is under investigation after she posted a video of herself on social media cutting apart an AR-15 rifle to advocate for gun reform, according to a local news report.
The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating Mallard after she posted a video Wednesday on Facebook of herself sawing off the barrel of her husband’s rifle....
“And yes, for all the NRA trolls out there; I finished the job according to regulation and turned it over to the police,” she wrote in a post accompanying the video. “Why are you more outraged about me taking a gun out of circulation than about our children being murdered in our schools?”
I'm more upset that someone who doesn't know what the gun laws are wants more.  She could have just taken the gun to the police for destruction, but that lacks dramatic effect.  And is her husband a potential school shooter?  Why else does he own a gun like that? :-)

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