Skip to comments.Congressional candidate cuts AR-15, possibly makes illegal SBR
Posted on 03/08/2018 10:20:57 AM PST by Simon Green
A Virginia Democrat vying for a seat in Congress wanted to take a public stand against guns, and got a lot of attention, though she may have inadvertently broken the law.
Karen Mallard, one of a crowded field of challengers competing for Virginias 2nd Congressional District a seat currently held by a Republican posted a video to social media Wednesday in which she takes a grinder to her husbands AR-15 rifle and slices away the front part of the handguard and barrel.
Mallard prefaced the act by saying she did not want the gun in her house and, after the student speeches in the days after the Parkland school shooting, did not want the gun in anyones home. Post-grinding, Mallard said she is joining Moms Demand Action and intends to make gun reform a top priority if elected.
Thats a lot of stuff going on in a two-minute video.
As numerous individuals pointed out to Mallard on social media once the clip was circulated, many of which she dismissed as NRA trolls, the act of creating a short barreled rifle with a barrel less than 16-inches long is strictly regulated under the National Firearms Act.
Those seeking to convert an existing firearm into a SBR need to first submit a Form 1 to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the required tax payment which then has to be approved, a process that can take months. Possession of an unregistered NFA item is a felony. The clip ends with the abbreviated barrel still attached to a receiver that was not destroyed in line with ATF specifications.
Though Mallard at first removed the video, she later re-posted it and asserted that she destroyed the gun, saying I finished the job according to regulation and turned it over to the police.
Her platform includes universal background checks, a seven-day mandatory waiting period for gun purchases, and a ban on military-style weapons and bump stocks.
With the Democratic primary set for June 12, should Mallard prove successful she will go up against incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor in November. Taylor, a former Navy SEAL, represents the military-heavy Virginia Beach area in Congress. Democrats have only controlled the seat for a single two-year stint in the past 18.
Her husband should go to her jewelry box and smash up some of her stuff with a hammer...Either he is a real pussy, or a democrat.
And instead of showing how anti gun this person is, it ended up showing instead just how many gun laws we have and how EASY it is to break one even unintentionally.
So many laws.
So little benefit.
"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." - Ayn Rand
There's a difference?
Someone should make a big sign and post it on the verge in front of her house:
NO GUNS IN THIS HOUSE!
Twenty-thousand state and federal gun laws.
It’s a requirement for #2..............
Its pretty clear who has the jewels in this house.
It got Randy Weaver's family killed.
I am running for office, I believe in 2nd amendment and my house and family are armed, stay away.
If you are a criminal and have a gun and inclination to wreak havoc despite our established laws, look up my candidate's address as she has now announced her home and family are unarmed.
The husband has a bump stock for a wife.
Watching that video reminded me of watching an ISIS beheading video
Fellow citizens, consider the impending freakout of this add by my opposing candidate. She wants to disarm you as well. Do you want to join her as freaked out, disarmed citizen at the mercy of a criminal that could care less about our laws?
Well, some animals are more equal than other animals.
Karen Mallard? Any relation to Ducky? Can’t picture him or any of his colleagues as democrats. Except maybe Abbie. Gibbs? No freakin’ way.
10 to 1 says she’s a big planned parenthood supporter.
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