Proposed bill would require residents to own AR-15 rifle

In Missouri government arm you!  FLICKR  BRIAN BENNETT

In Missouri government arm you! FLICKR BRIAN BENNETT

Introduced last month by state Representative Andrew McDaniel (R-Deering), the bill, titled the "McDaniel Militia Act", would create a state tax credit (capped at $1 million annually) to function as an incentive for residents not yet strapped with Big Government's preferred Big Gun - the AR-15.

House Bill 1108, or the McDaniel Militia Act, proposes that every resident of the state of Missouri "shall own at least one AR-15 rifle".

Under the bill, state residents are given one year to purchase an AR-15 if they do not already own one. Instead, he introduced the legislation to "make a point on mandates in general".

The legislation comes amid a session in which a top aide to a Missouri state senator was arrested after a loaded gun fell to the floor during a fight at a Jefferson City bar. It also offered a tax credit for buying a gun.

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According to the Missouri House of Representatives, the bill does not now have a hearing scheduled nor is it on a House calendar. "Republicans should regroup during the spring legislative break and come back ready to do real work that moves Missouri forward". One bill would require any adult who is legally allowed to legally can possess firearms to do so. The second bill would require adults who can legally possess firearms to do so.

McDaniel says it "points out the absurdity of the opposite side", and their proposals to "add more requirements and barriers for law-abiding citizens". (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.

However it turns out both bills may actually be a form of political trolling.

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

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