GOP Wreckless Behavior: Lawmakers Push To Make AR-15 the National Gun


FILE - In this April 10, 2013 file photo, craftsman Veetek Witkowski holds a newly assembled AR-15 rifle at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn. A ruling released Friday, April 6, 2018, by a federal judge in Boston, dismissed a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts' ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, stating that assault weapons are beyond the scope of the Second Amendment right to "bear arms." (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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There is a new bill looking to make the AR-15 style rifle the national gun of the United States. Alabama Congressman Barry Moore introduced the bill alongside Georgia Representative Andrew Clyde, who said that he distributed lapel pins to remind people how important the Second Amendment is to preserving American liberties.

Embattled New York Congressman George Santos is a co-sponsor of the measure. Santos himself currently faces a wrath of campaign finance investigations. He was recently criticized by many other lawmakers after joining other Congressmen wearing an AR-15 lapel pin on the house floor following several mass shootings at the State of the Union address by President Biden earlier in January.

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