Bill Would Require MO Residents to Own an AR-15

Bill Would Require MO Residents to Own an AR-15
Bill Would Require MO Residents to Own an AR-15

The Right to Bear Arms is growing more important than ever. In a political climate of divisionism and far-Left facism, it is imperative that Americans not only have the ability to own guns, but also to self-defend and protect our values — especially when they’re challenged by illegals or criminals.
But the Left? They’d much rather squabble over the specifics than protect Constitutional rights. In the Democratic mind, it’s more important to decide which guns, which custom fits, which bullets, and how many bullets we should have the right to carry.
The Second Amendment is clear: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Placing restrictions on access or possession is, in fact, restricting that right.
Now, a proposed bill out of Missouri seeks to undo the Left’s negative influences by not only giving residents the right to bear arms…but also making AR-15 ownership required.
Let’s talk about that.

Key Points

  • Missouri Rep. Andrew McDaniel is spearheading the contentious bill, which has already created a significant amount of debate all across the country. It has yet to be approved and still faces significant back pressure from Democratic leaders.
  • If the “McDaniel Militia Act,” passes, it will effectively make it a requirement for every resident to “own at least one AR-15 rifle.” For regulatory purposes, “resident” means anyone over the age of 18 (not only property owners).
  • The bill’s language is stark and impressively clear. “Any person who qualifies as a resident on August 28, 2019,” it reads, “… and who does not own an AR-15 shall have one year to purchase an AR-15. Any resident qualifies as a resident after August 28, 2019, and does not own an AR-15 shall purchase an AR-15 no later than one year after qualifying as a resident.”
  • Upon inspection, it isn’t immediately clear whether or not this would mean punishments for people who deny their own right to bear arms (at least in the form of an AR-15). It seems as if it seeks not to punish for a lack of ownership, but to encourage — a lofty but bold goal.

The McDaniel Militia Act also provides specific regulations allowing gun owners to sell and/or trade AR-15s as long as they retain ownership of one gun at all times. Residents who purchase one will have special access to tax credits to help them recoup the cost of their first-time purchases.