GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill That Would Require Every Missouri Resident To Own An AR-15

A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill to the Missouri House of Representatives that would require every resident between 18 and 34 years old to own at least one AR-15, reports KFVS.

Introduced by Representative Andrew McDaniel (R-Deering) on Feb. 27, House Bill 1108, known as the “McDaniel Militia Act,” 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 defines an “AR-15” as “any semi-automatic rifle that is modeled on the AR-15 rifle design by AramLite, Inc.” It defines a “resident” as “a resident of the state who is 18 years or older and under 35 years old, who is not prohibited by law or court order from possessing a firearm.”

Residents could be eligible for a tax credit equal to 75 percent of the cost of the AR-15 they bought, according to the bill.

Documents presented during the bill’s proposal said any person who qualifies as a Missouri resident on Aug. 28, 2019, and who does not own an AR-15, would have a year to purchase one. Anyone who becomes a Missouri resident after Aug. 28, 2019, would have a year to purchase an AR-15.

Two days before introducing HB 1108, McDaniel introduced House Bill 1052, which creates the “McDaniel Second Amendment Act.” This would require everyone 21 years old and older, who can legally own a handgun, to get one. It also offered a tax credit for buying a gun.

According to the Missouri House of Representatives website, neither bill has been scheduled for a hearing or is on a House calendar.