Karen Mallard, a school teacher and Democrat running for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, wants new gun laws. She proved her conviction by breaking the law and posting the act on her Facebook page. Original post is embedded below.
Yes, Ms. Mallard created an unregistered Short Barreled Rifle, and she claims in interviews following the act that she knew she was violating the NFA in the process, but she had made the firearm “inoperable” prior to doing so. Reportedly, she removed the bolt carrier group from the upper receiver, which does render an AR15 inoperable… until you put it back. That’s why it is still illegal to do what she did.
In short, Ms. Mallard proved why gun laws don’t work. Manufacturing an illegal SBR as she did is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine, yet she still did it. As a result, WVEC in Virginia Beach, VA, reports that the ATF is actually taking the step of investigating the incident, though nobody expects any charges will be brought against her.