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Article by Bryan Howard
March 16, 2019
A Republican Missouri lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require everyone in the state that are between the ages of 18-35 to own an AR-15. The bill was introduced on February 27.
According to CBS KMOV4, “Andrew McDaniel (R-Deering) introduced House Bill 1108 late last month. The bill would establish the McDaniel Militia Act, “which requires every person between 18 and 35 years of age who can legally possess a firearm to own an AR-15 and authorizes a tax credit for a purchase of an AR-15.””
The bill would allow for the individual to get a 75% tax credit for the AR-15 that was purchased.
KMOV4 noted, “According to the proposed bill, any person who qualifies as a resident on Aug. 28, 2019 who does not own an AR-15 would have a year to purchase one. In addition, anyone who becomes a state resident after Aug. 28, 2019 would have no later than a year to purchase an AR-15.”
Also, McDaniel proposed the House Bill 1052, which requires anyone of the age 21 or older would be required to own a hand gun.
However, the bill is not on the Missouri House of Representatives schedule for a hearing, and likely will never be on the schedule.
McDaniel created the bill as a way to prove a point to his counterparts on the left that believe mandates are a good thing for society. McDaniel’s point of the bill was to prove having mandates are absurd and harmful.
According to Fox 4kc, “Republican state Rep. Andrew McDaniel, of Deering, says he hopes that it and another bill he introduced help to “make a point on mandates in general.”
Fox 4kc noted, “McDaniel says it “points out the absurdity of the opposite side,” and their proposals to “add more requirements and barriers for law-abiding citizens.” The former sheriff’s deputy says he decided, “let’s get back at them.””