When news broke that a Missouri lawmaker put forth a bill that would require all adults aged 18-34 to purchase an AR-15 rifle, the reactions were exactly as one would expect. Unhinged leftists held their children tight as another Republican proposed turning every household into a death squad. Democratic lawmakers in Missouri were indignant and vowed to fight back. Some Republicans were like, “Heck ya!”
But it was all a ruse.
Representative Andrew McDaniel introduced House Bill 1108, known as the “McDaniel Militia Act,” in an effort to get lawmakers on the other side of the fence to argue against mandates. From his perspective, it’s not right to mandate United States citizens to do many of the things Democrats like to impose on us, so he reversed the situation to make them argue against the validity of forcing people to buy firearms.
It worked to some extent, though not nearly as well as one would hope. Democrats reacted more about the invocation of guns in general and the dreaded AR-15 in particular rather than focusing on the notion that people should be forced to do something against their will.
Another thing the bill has done was possibly unexpected. It demonstrated just how crazy many in the media perceive conservatives to be. Rather than see the obvious attempt to make a point, many in the media reported it as an expected action from the gun-toting right in a state that recently ousted its Democratic Senator. They researched the bill, attempted to counter it on its merits, and argued about what society would look like if such a bill were allowed to pass. Some were so riled up, they called for mobilization from around the country to stop this dastardly Republican from turning Missouri into a warzone.
Conservatives realize the chances of getting a gun law passed that restricts the 2nd Amendment are much higher than getting one passed that mandates its use by all adult citizens in a certain age group. We’re fighting to keep the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and never in history has that right been so close to being negated. This is why NOQ Report fights both the fake news media and the leftist push to take our guns. We’re crowdfunded for a reason.
We will never have a mandate to own a firearm because mandates to own anything are fought by those who would want firearms in the first place. But that doesn’t make this ruse any less enjoyable.
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