Karen Mallard is running against incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Taylor in Virginia’s Second Congressional District. In the wake of the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, she decided to destroy her husband’s AR-15 rifle. In a video posted to Facebook, she said she wanted this rifle out of the house and her husband agreed. Our friends at Twitchy noted her blog post on the matter:
You may have seen Emma Gonzalez’s amazing speech where she called out Trump and other politicians for taking NRA money and refusing to take any action on reforming America’s lax gun laws. The speech was amazing, and the fact that our young people are refusing to be silent victims and are demanding change gives me great hope. I believe gun reform can happen, and I stand with these students as they speak truth to power and march for their lives.
It’s also why my husband and I decided to destroy his AR-15.
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) March 8, 2018
It's facinating that this "teacher" is oblivious to the law…she didn't not make this AR-15 "inoperable" – she only shortened the barrel – making it an illegal weapon and her committing a felony…this level of incompetenceis what the @DNC would support running for Congress!? https://t.co/71H69YGTFv
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) March 8, 2018
Mallard says she grew up with gun all her life for hunting, recreation, and protection. She also told 13News, a local ABC affiliate in Hampton, Virginia, that “We need just common sense gun laws, and these military-style assault weapons are the ones being used in mass shootings, and we need to get rid of the bump stocks, we need to get rid of those magazines.”
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