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Missouri bill would require ownership of AR-15 rifles

MISSOURI (KWWL) – A bill proposed by a Missouri lawmaker would require everyone in the state between the ages of 18 and 35 to own a semi-automatic weapon.

Missouri State Representative Andrew McDaniel proposed the bill called the “McDaniel Militia Act.”

It calls for all people in the age range to purchase, if they haven’t already done so, an AR-15 rifle or other similar semi-automatic rifle.

The bill provides measure for Missouri residents to claim a tax credit for a total of 75 percent of the weapon’s purchase price. However, the bill reads that the total tax credits may not exceed one million dollars per tax year. This means they would be served on a first-come, first-serve basis.

There is a provision allowing Missouri residents to sell the weapon only if they have another AR-15 or the like in their ownership.

The full text of the bill can be found here.

McDaniel has a similar bill requiring all residents to also own a handgun, it can be found here.

The last action on both bills was in February and neither have a date of the House calendar and not scheduled for a third hearing.

McDaniel is a representative in Missouri’s Bootheel region and represents parts of Dunklin and Pemiscot counties.

Collin Dorsey

Weekend Anchor

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