ATF Investigating After Democrat Seen On Video Sawing AR-15 Rifle Apart
A Virginia Democratic congressional candidate is being investigated after she posted a video on Facebook sawing an AR-15 rifle in an attempt to show her support for gun control, reports said.
Karen Mallard, a school 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 she was reported for creating a “short-barreled rife” when she sawed her AR-15 apart, Valley News Live reported.
Mallard said in the Facebook video posted last week that she grew up “surrounded by guns” and her family sued them “for hunting, for protection and recreation.” Her husband also purchased an AR-15 rifle “a while back,” but then asked him to get rid of it after the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead on Valentine’s Day. The couple decided to destroy the weapon.
“I took a personal stand for gun safety and I’m not backing down,” Mallard wrote in the video’s caption. Read More