Bill would require some Missourians to own an AR-15

6 months 5 days 10 hours ago Friday, March 15 2019 Mar 15, 2019 Friday, March 15, 2019 2:04:00 PM CDT March 15, 2019 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - A lawmaker wants most residents between the ages of 18 and 35 to own an AR-15 type rifle.

The bill filed by Rep. Andrew McDaniel, R-Deering, would require residents to own such a weapon by August 2020.

The bill specifies an AR-15 as "any semi-automatic rifle that is modeled on the AR-15 rifle design by ArmaLite, Inc."

McDaniel's bill applies to people who are 18 years and older - but under 35 - and are "not prohibited by law or court order from possessing a firearm."

The bill is titled the "McDaniel Militia Act." It has not yet been assigned to a committee.

McDaniel has since said he did not intend the bill to pass.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the latest information. 

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