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ATF investigation of democratic candidate, sawn AR-15 apart
Democratic candidates gun control stunt hurt gun amendment to the laws.
Virginia democratic congressional candidate investigated after she posted a video on Facebook with an AR-15 rifle saws in an attempt to show their support for gun control, according to reports.
Karen Mallard, a teacher-turned-politician who is running for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District seat, is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco and firearms, after it was reported, the creation of a “short-barreled rife,” if you cut down your AR-15 apart, Valley News Live reported.
Mallard said in the Facebook video posted last week in which she grew up “surrounded by guns” and their family sued you, “for hunting, protection, and recovery.” Her husband bought an AR-15 rifle “for a while,” but then she asked him to get rid of it after the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead on Valentine’s day. To destroy the couple decided to take the gun.
“I have a personal stand for gun safety, and I’m not backing down,” Mallard wrote in the video caption.
Mallard said one of their employees has the video below, in order to protect you from “these vicious comments.” However, some people have pointed out that, if the AR-15 has been shortened to under 16 inches it is considered an illegal weapon.
To beat back the Mallard to the critics and denied they created an illegal weapon. She added that they took apart the gun, but it didn’t in the video because she “wanted the message to students that [she] was with them.”
“I knew exactly what I was doing,” Mallard WTKR said.
Mallard also wrote on your Facebook post: “And Yes for all the NRA trolls out there, I ended the work-to-rule and handed them to the police. Why are you outraged, as I a gun out of the traffic, as our children are murdered in our schools?”
The video received more than 17,000 responses on Facebook, and viewed 2.7 million times.
Mallard is running against Scott Taylor, who is currently the congressional seat.