Candidate’s Anti-Gun Demonstration Backfires: Sawing Barrel Off AR Leads to ATF Investigation

Karen Mallard may be in hot water with the ATF after turning a AR into an SBR.  (Photo: WUSA9).

Virginia congressional candidate Karen Mallard may have grown up “surrounded by guns,” but that didn’t help her avoid the ignorant mistakes so common among anti-gun politicians.

Mallard’s virtue signaling landed her in hot water this week after she posted a video on Facebook that showed her turning a legal AR-15 into an NFA Class III short barreled rifle. Virginia Beach police told local media that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is investigating the incident.

While Mallard claims the rifle was “inoperable” before she went after it with an angle grinder, she clearly had no idea that her actions were both illegal and ineffective at “destroying” the firearm.

“Surrounded by guns, our family had guns my whole life,” she begins, in what appears to be an attempt to demonstrate her pro-gun street cred.

Her family used firearms for “hunting, protection, and recreation,” but her husband’s AR-15 could never be used for any such legal purpose: “After last week, I told him that I wanted this gun outta my house!” she opines in the video.

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But she knew that selling the firearm wouldn’t satisfy the demands of her anti-gun constituents. She had a better idea, one that would ensure the gun never resided in “anyone else’s house either.”

After slicing the barrel a few inches north of the receiver, she stands and delivers her manifesto. “I’m marching with the students, marching for their lives,” she declares.

“To those students in Florida, and across our country, keep standing up, and speaking truth to power! Thee gun owners heard you and we’re going to stand by you!”

In response to the thousands of (hilarious) comments from gun owners informing her of the felony she videotaped herself committing, she says she’s “not backing down.”

She surrendered the firearm to law enforcement, she claims in the video caption, but wonders why “all the NRA trolls out there” are “more outraged about me taking a gun out of circulation than about our children being murdered in our schools?”

Mallard, a Democrat, is running for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District and hoping to oust Republican Congressman Scott Taylor. The district has been under Republican control since 2011, but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee listed it as one of their initial targets in 2018.

Mallard’s video doesn’t seem to have helped her bid. Of the 12,000 reactions to her video, 10,000 are either a laughing or an angry emoji. The vast majority of the comments are negative, with the top comment (below) garnering 41 likes:

Well said.

About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at

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  • Robert October 30, 2020, 10:43 am

    Then the talking head calls it a sawed off shotgun.

  • Robert October 30, 2020, 10:04 am

    “NRA Trolls are more worried about taking a gun out of circulation than the safety of ķids in schools” …or something to that effect.

  • JB January 15, 2019, 11:34 pm

    How many lives did she save by cutting a barrel? Or, better phrased, how many people was her rifle going to kill, anyway?

  • 308TOm November 23, 2018, 8:26 am

    That is a one shot short barrelled rifle. With no connection to a gas port the action will not cycle automatically and each round must be manually ejected. Just take off the stock and it is a one shot pistol.

    • Greg November 25, 2018, 11:14 am

      Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Once a rifle always a rifle is part of the code that limits creation of a pistol from a rifle. It’s an SBR and taking the stock off changes nothing, in the eyes of the ATF, if it was EVER a rifle, it remains a rifle. If you have a “standard” AR15 lower that is part of a “standard” 16″ rifle, you CANNOT simply put on a new upper and put on an arm brace and call it a pistol. It’s stupid I know, but not my rules. This is why so many new stripped lowers come with “multi” listed as the caliber and no mention of “rifle” or “carbine” on the side. If you intend to assemble a pistol from an AR15 lower, make sure when you buy the lower, the dealer runs it through the paperwork as a pistol.

  • Gene Piellusch August 31, 2018, 5:07 pm

    As always, you can’t fix stupid.

  • loupgarous April 20, 2018, 5:47 pm

    Unfortunately Karen Mallard won’t get her chance to make a cameo appearance on “Orange is the New Black” because, unlike thousands of gun shop owners and gun owners who’ve been gigged by BATFE for technical rules infractions and told “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”, she gets the “Budding Politicians and Actors Get Out of Jail Free” card.

    The local BATFE field office doubtless is investigating and will doubtless be told by their local US attorney (an Obama appointee) that the US Government won’t prosecute Karen Mallard, because for Democrat candidates for Congress, cluelessness is a valid legal defense. You see, to have the “ready mind” (mens rea) to break the law, you must first have a mind.

  • Paul April 6, 2018, 8:41 am

    I love that the news anchor said she created a sawed off shotgun by sawing off the barrel.

    • geopro April 20, 2018, 5:24 pm

      Ya think if we could fit an extended mag to a shotgun, it would become an AR-15? ….

    • Jim Matters November 23, 2018, 9:03 am

      I wonder how many pellets you get in a .223 gauge?

  • Darryl April 6, 2018, 4:08 am

    she’s a teacher and a democRAT that’s all that needs to be said and anyone who loves america and believes what our country was built on will know she’s a commie.

  • Drew March 19, 2018, 4:39 am

    Guns are illegal in Mexico, hows that workin’ out for them?

  • JRamirez March 18, 2018, 12:47 pm

    TO MY FELLOW AMERICANS: They will never listen, they know gun owners are Republicans in it’s majoraty, Libertwarts and Demorats should work on a bill to pay for ARM GUARDS like the ones they have at state and federal buildings to safe guard our children but they wont do it because the next idiot that feels rejected by society can get revenge on it’s piers on gun free zones, Republicans need to start a campain on metal disorders with commercials on TV and Radio adds, We as gun owners have to be more proactive about mental disorders, depression and any other SOCIAL REJECTS in the US, if you feel like you want to go to heaven, !!PLEASE DO IT IN PRIVATE !!

  • ejharb March 18, 2018, 9:41 am

    If that commie cow ends up in fed prison the food bill will be epic!
    Of course we all know she’ll never see a day behind bars for a crime that would get us 10 years and or 100000 dollar fine or both. The swamp gets drained when putin or China nukes it!

  • Samuel March 17, 2018, 10:26 pm

    That worst part of all of this is, kids you are being played by the very people that say they are standing with you.

  • Jake March 17, 2018, 2:54 pm

    Another leftist that gets away with federal crimes. Lock her up. Lock her up with Hillary in a newly constructed prison built right into the new border wall.
    Political immunity?

  • Hondo March 17, 2018, 2:43 pm

    Another mentally deficient loon from the democrat party, seriously can we outlaw the ” democrap party ” it’s for the childrens.

  • good March 17, 2018, 12:37 pm

    This idiot woman completely misses the point. We have more than enough gun laws now. They have just not been enforced the past eight years, and the FBI and the liberal democrat sheriff of Broward county Florida did not do their jobs. If she were my wife, and destroyed one of my guns, she would be looking for some other place to live, because she would be out of my house and my life. She is campaigning for more gun control. The only way you will ever keep criminals from getting guns is if you could uninvent guns and gun powder. Ain’t gonna happen, so idiots like her want to disarm the general public to make it safer for those who will prey on the unarmed, and rest assured there are those who are evil that will always be happy to do so. History has also shown us that once a government has disarmed the public it commits atrocities much worse than an individual with a gun will ever do.

  • Phred March 17, 2018, 11:14 am

    Anybody notice that the people aspiring to political office frequently don’t seem to be the most intelligent ?

    • Jake March 17, 2018, 2:55 pm

      Every single day

      • G scott April 7, 2018, 3:28 pm

        You are so right

  • Mike Moran March 17, 2018, 10:24 am


  • Rob Watson March 16, 2018, 11:52 pm

    Technically the firearm is the lower. She hasn’t destroyed anything except the barrel. A couple bucks and 20 minutes makes it good as new. Or just swap out the upper.

    • ted March 21, 2018, 2:32 pm

      That is correct, with one point to be made. What is left of that barrel and upper will still go bang if you pull the trigger, i just wont cycle a new round into the chamber ! You will be able to pull the charging handle and chamber the next round in the magazine. So, all she did was make a single shot NFA weapon out of a LEGAL semi auto ar-15 ! BY the way, she is not the first. Look up the jackass in NY that cut up his AR-15 on video. He made the same mistake..

  • Z man March 16, 2018, 9:59 pm

    Did anyone else notice the stupid media anchor say, “… the controversy because she cut the rifle making it a SAWED OFF SHOTGUN…”? Lmao. She doesn’t even know what’s she’s reporting on! God help us. I’m not a doctor, so I don’t pretend to be an expert on the matter nor do I attempt to push for regulations on surgery! Smh!!

    • Wzrd March 24, 2018, 12:00 am

      I noticed. The majority of the media is propaganda, lies & misinformation, & the rest is total ignorance & idiocy. We are living in very stupid times.

  • christopher scallio March 16, 2018, 9:34 pm

    Uh Oh! Someone Somewhere violated someones rights.
    Let’s take away everyones rights!…………………Idiot.

  • Phil March 16, 2018, 9:29 pm

    Randy Weaver sawed a barrel off a shotgun and was served a summons. We know how that turned out. Maybe she’ll get the date wrong and not show up.

  • Jerry March 16, 2018, 9:08 pm

    With all of the ultra liberal politicians pushing for taking away our firearms, I’ve yet to hear even one of them explain how they plan to take them away from the gang bangers and others who illegally possess a gun. Their silence speaks volumes as to their inability to disarm the very ones who are in not lawful possession. This is an old saying, but worth repeating…for me to participate in a government sponsored gun buy back program because criminals have too many guns is analogous to my being castrated because my neighbor has too many children.

    • Drew March 19, 2018, 4:37 am

      Absolutely brilliant. I’ve not heard that one before but I love it.

  • Michael Clausen March 16, 2018, 8:54 pm

    Is it me or can no one in this video speak correctly. This bitch is as dumb as a rock and she’s running for congress? Holy crap!

    • good March 17, 2018, 12:45 pm

      She would fit right in. Haven’t you seen some of the statements by the present congressional members? It seems that ninety percent of them check their brains at the city limits of DC. much like the check you guns at the local saloon in the old cow towns. From history, that worked well didn’t it.

  • george Page March 16, 2018, 8:36 pm

    … hey ‘Fats’ get a life and stay outta politics!

  • Stanley Jones March 16, 2018, 7:46 pm

    Why oh why do people think altering the 2nd Amendment by outlawing any gun will stop the perpetrators from getting guns. Let’s let Britain rule over us again? My ancestors fought and died for our Freedom from tyranny. Outlaws will always have their guns.

  • Deveron Martin March 16, 2018, 6:06 pm

    Her husband must not have any balls either for letting her do this to his rifle.

  • Leonard Feinman March 16, 2018, 4:45 pm

    There are several very good reasons to own an AR-15. It can be just as deadly as any other firearm, but its simplicity of use makes it ideal for home protection. In most cases, people with handguns hear the mantra “practice, practice, practice.” The AR-15, in its simplicity, makes much of that unnecessary. You can stand this rifle up in your closet for years, and then, if needed, pull it out and use it. It works out to cheap insurance.

  • Campbell King March 16, 2018, 4:02 pm

    I hope the husband is smart enough to dump this moron dumbo.

  • Tomo48 March 16, 2018, 3:41 pm

    Yes, it is truly sad when an undoubtedly crazy person walks înto s school and shoots innocent children. It is also sad that, on average eleven hundred children seventeen and younger die in alcohol related auto accidents every year! It is also sad that approximately nine percent of all children currently seventeen an under will eventually die from tobacco related illness. It is very sad that the greatest killer of teenagers is auto accidents. Many states are discussing a change in the minimum rifle purchase age from eighteen to twenty one. They are mature enough to drive a four thousand pound lump of steel and plastic at seventy miles an hour or more. But not purchase a rifle! Priorities are totally at whim and the politicians are dancing in the wind!

    • Dreadog March 16, 2018, 6:21 pm

      You forgot the thousands that die from swimming pools and the ocean……. need to eliminate those also

    • Phil March 16, 2018, 9:27 pm

      Not only drownings but killing by car and the 60 million lives lost since Roe v Wade in 1974.

    • Mark Are March 16, 2018, 9:44 pm

      And how many are killed while texting and driving and also kill other people in the process? But wait! High school children are our new sages! They KNOW BEST for the rest of us! David Hogg needs a good spanking! LOL!

      • Sam48 June 11, 2018, 5:21 pm

        Re: d. hogg; simple castration might be a more positive effect.

  • Scott March 16, 2018, 3:35 pm

    Like we have said all along, we need to enforce the existing gun laws. This is an excellent example. “LOCK HER UP”

  • Steven Gunning March 16, 2018, 3:26 pm

    I want to know what turned this female into a mini god? What gives her the right to take her husbands weapon and do what she did to it. Also, it is also her husbands home. no fair and balanced in her brain jus a little dictator very much like others we’ve seen through out history!!

    • Scotty March 16, 2018, 7:41 pm

      She’s an ‘effin dumbocrat, for crying out loud!

  • Lou Fisher March 16, 2018, 3:11 pm

    I can believe such stupid comments – A barrel less than 18″ on a SHOTGUN, is considered illegal – An AR is
    not a shotgun – This person, whoever she is can saw up that rifle if she wants to –

    • Kenneth Robertson March 16, 2018, 5:10 pm

      A riflle barrell less than 16 inches makes it an SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) which is a class 3 weapon that she made without a tax stamp. put her in jail she is not above the law!!!

    • Deveron Martin March 16, 2018, 6:07 pm

      Barrel on a rifle has to be 16 inches.

    • SD March 16, 2018, 6:27 pm

      You are wrong. Read the ATF definition what makes a firearm regulated under the National Firearms Act.
      What she did violated two statutes.
      Rifle with a barrel less than 16 inches.
      Rifle or shotgun less than 26″ overall length.

    • Anything less than 16" on a RIFLE is illegal. March 16, 2018, 8:57 pm

      Any rifle barrel shortened to less than 16″ is illegal. Find your facts before making a comment.

    • MadMagyar March 16, 2018, 8:59 pm

      Um, no she can’t. Go read the reg’s on “short barreled rifle”. That’s under 16″ on a RIFLE, not a shotgun (and his AR looked to be a carbine at 16″ barrel length). BTW, the news reporter called it a shotgun. She was obviously wrong.

    • Phil March 16, 2018, 9:32 pm

      You obviously don’t read the laws…

    • good March 17, 2018, 12:51 pm

      Hey Louie, you must be a dumbassed democrat. If you cut a rifle barrel to shorter than 16 inches you have committed a federal crime. If you don’t know what you are talking about, that qualifies you as an average democrat.

  • Arnfred Maberg March 16, 2018, 3:00 pm

    You can’t fix stupid!

  • David March 16, 2018, 2:32 pm

    “ATF investigates”…yeah right, nothing will happen to her…they just saying that to appease people…

    • Paul March 17, 2018, 12:42 am

      She cannot even touch a firearm in the future, once she is a convicted Felon for making the illegal weapon.

  • PaulWVa March 16, 2018, 2:30 pm

    It’s one thing to think that politicians are stupid criminals, it’s another to have them make a video to prove it. This women has the IQ of a grapefruit and is now a proven criminal and should not be allowed to hold any office. It’s now time for the BATF to put up or shut up.

    • Ken March 16, 2018, 6:43 pm

      Paul- I must take offense to your post. You’ve gravely insulted grapefruits!

      • good March 17, 2018, 12:53 pm

        Right on, and I don’t even like Grapefruit.

  • Shan March 16, 2018, 1:53 pm

    Holy shit. These people are as stupid as they are radical. This dumb bitch can barely form a proper sentence let a lone understand all of our overly complicated gun laws. When I watched this I literally said “Wow.” ATF investigates? Lock her up.

    • Steve March 16, 2018, 3:29 pm

      I agree with you. They do not think they react. Like little children to be lead by a leftist god!

  • Pete March 16, 2018, 1:53 pm

    Just because someone owns and uses guns as they were intended does not mean that they haven’t felt the pain and anguish the the victims of mass shootings. Also it doesn’t mean that they are going to go out and commit something like that. Every gun I have ever saw does absolutely nothing until it is picked up by a person. When I grew up it was always stressed that you always assume agun is loaded and alway make sure the muzzle is pointed a way so harm can not come with handling. There are many gun safety rules that every responsible gun owner follows. —- THE PROBLEM IS WITH THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT THINK ABOUT DOING THOSE THINGS AND THAT IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. —

  • Max Hoyle March 16, 2018, 1:43 pm

    Hey stupid talking head its not a shotgun its a rifle there is a difference!

    • Lou Fisher March 16, 2018, 3:13 pm

      Absolutely, all these comments and they don’t even understand what’s happening –

      • Kevin March 16, 2018, 4:52 pm

        No Lou it’s people like you that don’t understand. If you are in pocession of an AR rifle ( not pistol w/brace) with a barrel length less than 16” (or 14.5” barrel w/pinned & welded muzzle break) and you don’t have tax stamp and paper work for an SBR (short barreled rifle) then you will be in the same violation of law that this idiot politician is in!

    • Bob March 16, 2018, 4:36 pm

      If the remaining barrel is under 16″ then it is illegal. The article does not state how long the remaining barrel length is.—-000-.html

      TITLE 26 > Subtitle E > CHAPTER 53 > Subchapter B > PART I > § 5845Prev | Next § 5845. Definitions
      How Current is This? For the purpose of this chapter—
      (a) Firearm
      The term “firearm” means
      (1) a shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
      (2) a weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
      (3) a rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;
      (4) a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;
      (5) any other weapon, as defined in subsection (e);
      (6) a machinegun;
      (7) any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18, United States Code); and
      (8) a destructive device. The term “firearm” shall not include an antique firearm or any device (other than a machinegun or destructive device) which, although designed as a weapon, the Secretary finds by reason of the date of its manufacture, value, design, and other characteristics is primarily a collector’s item and is not likely to be used as a weapon.
      (b) Machinegun
      The term “machinegun” means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. The term shall also include the frame or receiver of any such weapon, any part designed and intended solely and exclusively, or combination of parts designed and intended, for use in converting a weapon into a machinegun, and any combination of parts from which a machinegun can be assembled if such parts are in the possession or under the control of a person.
      (c) Rifle
      The term “rifle” means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger, and shall include any such weapon which may be readily restored to fire a fixed cartridge.

      • ted March 21, 2018, 2:38 pm

        Watch the video, you will see that it wayyyyyyy shorter than 16 inches !

  • Pete March 16, 2018, 1:25 pm

    As somebody that commited a felony sawing a gun off to illegal status can she really run for political office ???

  • JoshO March 16, 2018, 12:56 pm

    People who have such little grasp of the Constitution of our Republic have absolutely no place in office. The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights has nothing to do with hunting, recreation, or self defense. Yes, semi-automatic rifles are fun, great for competition and are increasingly used to hunt an array of game and varmint animals but they serve us one main purpose: deterrent to and protection against tyrannical government overreach. Precisely what the Second Amendment was penned to protect.

  • Hebert Henderson March 16, 2018, 12:46 pm

    Hopefully this will result in #oneless libtard :^)

    • Johnny Raygun March 18, 2018, 11:24 am

      I have never voted for a Republican,,, EVER. I own an extensive firearms collection. From an soviet SVT 1940 to an SBR 556. from a PMR to a 19911… T o categorize me as a bad person makes you the fool. I know many right wingers who despise guns and their owners. Generalizations hurt everyone.

  • John Doe March 16, 2018, 12:21 pm

    Can a private citizen not request a probable cause hearing to seek an arrest warrant on her? I know you can for state charges. Not sure about federal charges.

    She needs to be in jail.

  • Grant March 16, 2018, 12:10 pm

    I just feel sorry for her husband!!!!

    • JoshO March 16, 2018, 12:49 pm

      His fault — he should’ve kept her in the kitchen.

    • Bob Young March 17, 2018, 9:21 am

      What she did was illegal, but what she did does not prevent the firearm from being used. A simple barrel change, free float rail, and your back in business. If she really wanted to destroy the weapon, saw it in half thru the receivers.

      • Wzrd March 24, 2018, 12:10 am

        Her husband probably agreed she could do it for the video if she bought him a new barrel & freefloat handguard. Propaganda publicity stunt.
        She said it had already been rendered inoperable- I’d love to hear her technical explanation of exactly how it was done.

        • Tom Laws May 18, 2020, 7:56 am

          *she probably unloaded it….rendering it inoperable! lol

  • Mike Lamb March 16, 2018, 11:59 am

    We also learned she wears the pants and briefs in that family.. She doesn’t believe in equality either. I bet her parents had a heck of a time raising her.

  • Rick Prevallet March 16, 2018, 11:58 am

    …and the LIBERAL CONTROLLED news media stated ……
    “she turned an AR-15 into a sawed-off shotgun” ……..
    You are a special kinda STUPID ……. shut the hell up!!!!!

    • Bob March 16, 2018, 4:39 pm

      I must have missed something because this article states: Mallard’s virtue signaling landed her in hot water this week after she posted a video on Facebook that showed her turning a legal AR-15 into an NFA Class III short barreled rifle. Virginia Beach police told local media that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is investigating the incident. Please note a NFA Class III short barreled RIFLE not shotgun or are you referencing another article?

      • Wzrd March 24, 2018, 12:12 am

        He’s referencing the included video of the local news segment. Anchor said she made a sawed-off shotgun instead of SBR.

  • Dims are so smart March 16, 2018, 11:57 am

    The Spanish have a charming moniker for women like her: “Estupido”.

    • Dims are so smart March 16, 2018, 11:57 am

      sorry – “Estupida”

  • Michael M March 16, 2018, 11:46 am

    She gets what she deserves. I sent an email to the ATF after I seen this video. Oh well, do stupid stuff and break the law, youbwin stupid prizes, new shiny handcuffs.

  • Allen Lawson March 16, 2018, 11:37 am

    Just another ignorant anti gunner. As for her claiming to grow up around guns and she says she sees no legal use for her husband’s ar15 . Maybe she is just dumb. Let’s pretend it is illegal well how long has she been harboring that criminal. I wonder where the weapon really came from . I really think she should do some yard work and trim around the fence. Looks like the fence itself needs some attention .you know her dad is grinding his teeth of he is a gun guy. I’m sorry man.

  • Charlie March 16, 2018, 11:33 am

    Just shows that the Democrats know nothing about the gun laws that are already in this country.They only act for their own interest without investigating the facts. Truth and Fact do not exist in their small minds. That is a fact! They keep proving it.

  • Aardvark March 16, 2018, 11:23 am

    Typical liberal socialist; wants to invent more new gun laws, when she knows nothing about the existing gun laws.

  • Legal SBR owner March 16, 2018, 11:10 am

    She said at the end of the video that she “knew that beforehand” but had rendered the gun inoperable. She should be charged since she knew beforehand that she was committing a crime. Also the suggested way to render an AR-15 inoperable, per the ATF, is to cut through the front and rear mounting pin bosses and cut the magazine well in half and the fire control pocket in half. Basically cut the lower into three pieces rendering it unable to mount an upper or hold a magazine or FCG.

  • Lisa Meyen March 16, 2018, 11:01 am

    She is a special kind of stupid….was she or one of her family members planning on using it for a mass shooting? She could have taken them to law enforcement if she felt strongly about it or if she really wanted to do good, she should have sold the gun to a responsible owner and donated the money to a childrens welfare program somewhere.

  • JohnK March 16, 2018, 10:58 am

    Well, at least she called the magazine a magazine, and not a ‘clip”!

    So scince this Gun was already “inoperable” (her words), this was nothing more than a political stunt.

  • Namvet March 16, 2018, 10:29 am

    Ruby Ridge!!!!! anybody remember that ATF setup and what it cost that individual. Let’s see what the govt. that say’s “we are here to protect you” will do to a federal law breaker, oh I forgot let’s call Ted Kennedy, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Obama, Janet Reno or any other socialist bastards and find out (may have to call hell). You don’t see any protector’s of child welfare mention WACO. If this bitch doesn’t get jail time and a felony record the next guy who gets caught can remove the bolt from the weapon and say it was demilled or I was just going to turn it in to good ole uncle sam.

  • Infidel762X51 March 16, 2018, 10:13 am

    I would say stupid liberal dimocrat but that would be triple redundant.

  • Dilligaf March 16, 2018, 9:58 am

    Stupid anti-American libtarded idiots think they know what they are doing but in reality have no clue to anything….case in point

  • Rafael Aguirre March 16, 2018, 9:53 am

    Herein lies the problem. Our “justice” system has been so diluted and perverted that it has become a selective process of enforcement. If you are an Average Joe that affixes a vertical grip on a pistol, you are toast. God forbid you are a cop and you violate a NFA law…the ATF will really be interested to get their “trophy”. The law only applies to those without clout or influence. This clown and those like her, Clintons, Obamas, and all career politicians are untouchable. We are slowly become Mexico and other countries with two classes of people….peasants and royalty.

    • Mike Lamb March 16, 2018, 12:03 pm

      Thank you, but I wonder how many people really understand and believe what you said?

  • Donald Martin March 16, 2018, 9:45 am

    How dum. She doesn t know the law but wants more laws. Wat law will stop violence? None. Let’s elect another person who doesn’t know anything about the law. She’ll probably not get fined. It wasn’t inoperable. Prove it to us.

  • Jeffrey L. Frischkorn March 16, 2018, 9:41 am

    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte

  • Maryland's West Bank March 16, 2018, 9:38 am

    Now all the money she saves not buying 5.56 ammo can go toward getting a bra that lifts and separates.

  • Unprotected Class March 16, 2018, 9:35 am

    She grew up “surrounded by guns”, and at the taxpayers’ expense will continue to be surrounded by guns: compliments of working in a government building and being a political animal. Too bad our kids in schools can’t be afforded such simple and effective security measures.

  • KimberproSS March 16, 2018, 9:32 am

    I saw a great comment on a post about the school protests this week. A mother asked her teenage son if he was planning to protest and he confirmed. She then asked him several questions, among those were, What are you protesting and he said gun laws. Then she asked what are the current gun laws. He said he didn’t know. She told him he couldn’t protest because he had no idea what he was protesting and she wouldn’t allow him to protest in ignorance. Looks like this candidate and the new channel fits that definition. “Sawed off shotgun miracle” and the “big magazines”..

    • Ray March 16, 2018, 2:51 pm

      Bless you ma’am!

      • G scott April 7, 2018, 3:38 pm

        Finally 1, responsible parent god bless you ma am . A lot of the students here in la. Did it just to get out of school that day

  • Ironman March 16, 2018, 9:31 am

    She told her husband she wanted the AR out of the house. He needs to get a set and be a man! Tough shit! Your leaving the house before my rifle….
    There are at least 20 other guns that I can get as many or more rounds down range from than an AR. The gun is NOT the problem. Protect our kids!
    Another idiot with no common sense.

    • 1050cc March 16, 2018, 10:46 am

      No cajones of course, but would be amusing if he came home with an AK.

      • Derf March 16, 2018, 1:30 pm

        I think it would be more entertaining if he came home with his boyfriend….

        • good March 17, 2018, 12:57 pm

          Or better yet with her best female friend.

        • Wzrd March 24, 2018, 12:17 am

          David Hogg?

  • Lib Tardia March 16, 2018, 9:28 am

    Very scary. I hope our brilliant political overlords are considering anti grinder violence legislation after this glittering display of colossal ignorance.

  • propinquitous March 16, 2018, 9:25 am

    When the ATF is finished, OSHA needs to have their way with her. Sloppy seconds, as it were.

  • punchy white March 16, 2018, 9:21 am

    Has political office become a “workfare” program for STUPID people with anger issues? Until our self-aggrandizing ruling class is replaced with engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and business owners, the productive citizenry will be burdened by the artificially empowered egotistists who seek power and fame and can’t solve real problems any better than they can understand them in the first place.

  • Rich Looby March 16, 2018, 9:19 am

    The stupid ignorant uneducated female reporter , her first sentence out of her mouth was, she turned the AR into a sawed off shotgun. This biotch should be thrown in jail. You know if it was you or me, we would be in jail.

    • Outdoors Guy March 16, 2018, 12:03 pm

      That would be quite a trick turning a .223 into a 12 ga. riot gun …..

  • Joe Werderitsh March 16, 2018, 9:12 am

    Bottom line – I don’t think she thought her actions through. If you are against something, fine. But don’t shoot yourself in the foot without a having well thought out statement prepared.

    • Derf March 16, 2018, 1:31 pm

      That’s the gush gush gush of emotional “thinking”. Just do it.

  • Ronguntrainer March 16, 2018, 9:09 am

    This woman needs to be prosecuted NOW, If someone can be arrested and prosecuted for “constructive intent” under the NFA act for innocently having the materials for suppressor or having a forward pistol grip that came with your old tec9 then this grandstanding bitch needs to be made an example of , as well as any other media whores or corrupt politicians.
    Let them suffer under the laws they make!

  • John Beder March 16, 2018, 9:07 am

    Hubby needs to cut her feed trough in half.

  • Cam March 16, 2018, 9:07 am

    No wonder ATF is investigating, they want to know how she changed an AR to a SBS! It must be some type of magic grinder!
    I want to know how cutting a barrel both changed the length, bore size and bolt so it could hold a shotgun shell too!

    • Derf March 16, 2018, 1:33 pm

      When the barrel gets less than 16″, it is now a SBR. Doesn’t matter if it works or not, doesn’t matter one way or the other – if it isn’t demilled beforehand, ATF rules say its a SBR.

  • ERIC KNIGHT March 16, 2018, 9:05 am


  • Robert Purser March 16, 2018, 8:52 am

    She needs to call Comey, McCabe and Strozk and they will tell everyone that she didn’t mean to and give her a mild
    scolding. In the end they will let her go like they did Hillary.

  • Mark Are March 16, 2018, 8:50 am

    Obviously there was no intent to make an SBR. If she is prosecuted for it, it will be for no good reason except to show that the ATF is run by morons, but wait, we already know that. And as for SBR’s? Exactly where to they fit outside of the SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED ending to the 2nd amendment? Being a dimwit doesn’t exactly qualify you for a stay in a cage.

    • Derf March 16, 2018, 1:35 pm

      Intent really only defines the LEVEL of a particular crime, not the commission of a crime itself. If you kill someone, you’ve killed them. Whether it’s manslaughter, or murder 1, 2 or 3 is determined by intent.

    • Roy Tiffner March 16, 2018, 2:49 pm

      So, if you’re texting and driving, run a redlight, and kill a family of six there was no intent and you can’t be prosecuted?
      When trying to disguise your liberalism, please show enough respect to try to formulate an intelligent viable answer.

      • Gopher Baroque March 16, 2018, 7:52 pm

        He didn’t say *no* prosecution for your example.
        “Intent really only defines the LEVEL of a particular crime, not the commission of a crime itself. If you kill someone, you’ve killed them. Whether it’s manslaughter, or murder 1, 2 or 3 is determined by intent.”

    • Mark Are March 16, 2018, 9:50 pm

      You people just don’t get it do you…the whole argument that you support revolves around a BLATANT violation of the 2nd amendment. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. If I was on a jury that was trying to convict her, I’d hang the jury because I learned what SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED means in elementary school. Maybe you so called lovers of gun rights need to give the dumb woman a break and realize she DIDN’T VIOLATE the 2nd amendment, now did she? Calling me a liberal when obviously I understand the concept of RIGHTS way more then the majority of you armed slaves on here, is a joke.

      • good March 17, 2018, 1:03 pm

        She did not violate the 2nd amendment, she just violated federal law by cutting the barrel too short. Go peddle you liberal anti gun views somewhere else troll.

  • John R March 16, 2018, 8:49 am

    My wife laid down the law a few years ago. She said if you want a new gun just go buy it, you are losing your hard earned money every time you trade. She got a very nice CZ75 Compact for Christmas. If this woman didn’t want an AR in the house that’s fine and dandy, but at least she could have at least turned it in (intact) to local law enforcement who may have made good use of it.

    • good March 17, 2018, 1:07 pm

      If as the video states the gun belonged to her husband she had no right to alter it, destroy it, or to turn it in to any law enforcement agency. Her husband needs to repossess her engagement and wedding rings, nd then kick her fat ass out.

  • Shelley Bovee March 16, 2018, 8:34 am

    All I can say is if her husband knows anything about the AR then all you have to do is remove the lower and you can do anything to the upper you want. Save the lower, get a new upper from Palmetto!

    • Derf March 16, 2018, 1:36 pm

      That’s probably why he let this happen…. “I wanted a new barrel anyway….”

  • Joseph Kiesznoski March 16, 2018, 8:30 am

    She needs to be Prosecuted and put away , where is not ant harm to any one

  • KIM March 16, 2018, 8:27 am


  • Gerald W Lee March 16, 2018, 8:13 am

    Aside from the usual military style weapons and the obvious crime, did anyone notice the reporterette in the video told us that the candidate cut the barrel off and turned an AR-15 into a sawed off shotgun. Sometimes, people are thought to be intelligent until they open their mouths and prove otherwisse.

  • BigC March 16, 2018, 8:12 am

    Well, your grandstanding got you the 15 minutes of “fame” you were after, now go away and STFU!!!

    • BR549 March 16, 2018, 9:19 am

      What is with these DUMB ASS liberals?

      Either this woman has no boundaries and is busy sawing hubby’s AR in half while he’s working for a living (looking at that back fence, I wonder if he even has a job), ……….. OR hubby is just another gutless liberal emasculated male pussy and didn’t know how to put this bitch in her place. She probably bought him a Pink Pussy Hat, too.

      Either way, this has all the earmarks of a patriotically and maritally dysfunctional family.

      • Derf March 16, 2018, 1:37 pm

        Or maybe he knew the law and was tried of this StupidCow’s ongoing bullshit? Now he can run off with his boyfriend, emotional support gerbil, or whatever….

  • John March 16, 2018, 8:12 am

    Another idiot liberal who thinks she knows every thing, I hope she go to jail over this ,next time she better know the laws on guns, to bad she cut the wrong end, try the receiver next time. Lets hope a nut like this does not get elected

  • J March 16, 2018, 8:07 am

    Just tell these communist morons the school shooting was nothing more than late term abortion. That should shut them up. If I had done that in my shop I would already be out of business and awaiting trial.

  • David Smith March 16, 2018, 7:48 am

    I wonder if she’ll claim the cost of the AR on her taxes as a business expense for her campaign?
    I also wonder if she lets her husband leave the house with his balls intact or if she keeps them in a jar?

  • M Atkinson March 16, 2018, 7:40 am

    Yet another useful idiot in a long line of idiots.

  • Kb31416 March 16, 2018, 7:16 am

    This is developing into a real outrage. There are no exceptions to federal firearms laws for grandstanding libtards, so there doesn’t need to be any “investigation”! She just needs to be arrested, perp walked, and prosecuted! And how about now!
    The fact that she has not been arrested yet is prima facia evidence that we have a two tiered justice system. I guess that we should not be surprised, given the crimes Holder and Obama committed while running guns to Mexico, which was also against the law, and for which they remain unpunished. What a crock!

  • Chris Smith March 16, 2018, 7:07 am

    Wait, wait, wait… Did the news anchor just say, “30-year old”? No way! The woman in the video is at least 50. Seriously.

    Jesus, as I sit here drinking coffee getting ready to load some 9mm for an IDPA match tomorrow with a Lead Star Arms PCC and a Sig P320 X-five lying on the kitchen table. The only thing my sweet wife said when she crawled out of bed was did you get coffee, and are you going to load this morning? When I said, yes, she said, Good Baby, I’m glad…you’ve worked too much this week. Let me know when you’re hungry and I’ll make us something to eat. True story. I swear!

    Then, I walk into my office to check my e-mail real quick and get sucked into this video. I’ve only got two things to say… #1) Thank you God for my crazy, incredible wife! #2) I feel sorry for the poor bastard married this screeching fool in the video. That must be hell!!

  • tony March 16, 2018, 6:25 am

    The news anchor stated that she cut the barrel off a rifle turning it into a sawed off SHOTGUN. yes,,, The news anchor thinks that by shortening the barrel it changed the rifle cartridge into taking shotgun shells. lol

    • John Beder March 16, 2018, 8:58 am

      I need one of those magic grinders that transforms rifles to shotguns.

      • Allen Lawson March 16, 2018, 11:52 am

        You can’t buy that kind of grinder at harbor freight. Must be a Snap on

  • Ronny March 16, 2018, 5:56 am

    Idiotic c*nt, she and that other saw buck AR cutter need a good dry sandy one from the ATF! So sick of these bandwagon of idiocracy glommers.

    • Jim March 16, 2018, 7:45 am

      Nothing more than a publicity stunt….

  • josh March 16, 2018, 5:40 am

    HA! sense when was it the governments job to keep us safe? god these anti gunners keep showing their stupidity. got a problem call the cops, oh but they are 20 mins away. the pizza guy will be there before the police. so if you got a problem right now who are you going to call, the ACLU, a lawyer? she doesnt even know what a standard cap mag is. military style weapon, its a semi auto, sure it looks like an m16 but completely different in that its not full auto. these morons nit pick everything to fit their idea of what something is or isnt. jesus im sick of people like this. please do everyone a favor and leave the country. there are plenty of places that dont allow scary guns that haunt your dreams that im sure they will love to live at. please tell us what a utopia it is there. this lady is brainwashed beyond repair.

    • John Beder March 16, 2018, 9:05 am

      Dont wanna argue with you. This lady is just “washed”. She obviously lacks the BRAIN part. lol!!

  • Jay March 16, 2018, 5:21 am

    Do you really think anything will happen to a politician for breaking the law! Ya right when cows fly! Politicians have been breaking the law of the land for over 70 years, The Constitution, now they are just doing it openly and in your face!

  • Don Snyder March 16, 2018, 5:20 am

    Just another dumb liberal bitch, creating a felony and how would she know the gun was inoperable? In the video I seen the charging handle so the bolt was in the rifle making a working AR-15 if the liberal’s that are reporting on these Semi-Auto rifles should learn something about them before opening there pie hole or the legs cause I’d like to know how to cut off a rifle barrel and magically make it become a shot gun So Amazing don’t ya think! If they want to make new laws how bout taking these gun free zone shooters, give them a fast and speedy trial and if there found guilty take them downtown in the city they committed the senseless killing and do a Nationwide Televised public hanging so everyone knows this is what is going to happen to you. Your not going to get any notoriety a book deal of movie deal you’re gonna just die for your crime. We’re not gonna make the tax payer pay for your life in prison Peroid….

  • lee gunoner March 16, 2018, 4:49 am

    She is a real ignor-ant twat screams about guns then shoes she doesn’t care about childrens health because she is an obese ,fatty overfed politician, with delusions of grandeur!

  • bart March 16, 2018, 4:43 am

    Obese and stupid, the 2 main reasons to cast a non vote for this ID10T

  • Tar Heel Realist March 16, 2018, 4:43 am

    “After last week, I told him that I wanted this gun [AR-15] outta my house!” – Mallard

    Grounds for Divorce on the basis of infringement of a US Citizen’s 2nd Amendment Right.

  • Bart March 16, 2018, 4:40 am

    OBESE AND STUPID, AND A POLITICIAN, now there is an intellectual, and a health conscious leader…

  • bbbs53 March 16, 2018, 3:01 am

    Now if I did that in my shop, I would already be in jail, as she should be. These ignorant morons deserve to be prosecuted and an extra charge for making a single shot out of a perfectly good rifle should be added. Their bleating is driving more and more sales of AR type rifles. In this communist state, Washington, the legislature just adjourned without passing any onerous laws, but they will try again, I assure you. Give her about 5 years in jail to consider her stupidity.

  • skyflight9 March 15, 2018, 9:20 am

    …and the news reported stated that “she turned an AR-15 into a sawed-off shotgun.” I’d like to know by what alchemy this happened as it would be one less gun I’d have to carry to the next three-gun competition!

    • RJL March 16, 2018, 8:35 am

      Didn’t you know? Movie magic!

  • Dr Motown March 14, 2018, 8:15 am

    Her husband must be really p-whipped if he puts up with this crazy biotch…

  • woodchuckwacker666 March 11, 2018, 11:49 am

    … it’s really to bad that a lot of Democrats have moved so far to the left that they’ve become want-a-be proctologists for Comrade Lenin’s NWO agenda while dancing in the blood of innocent school children’s deaths with the media’s involvement… perhaps it’s high time for American’s to wake up to the fact that there’s a power play to destroy the 2nd A thru organized violence…

    • Terry Constance March 16, 2018, 8:38 am

      Well said!

  • John Sauer March 11, 2018, 7:10 am

    Ha ha ha. Hopefully she is prosecuted under full extent of the law. Ignorance nor intent are an excuse. Her constituents now know the truth. She is clueless and a criminal…….

  • Mark March 9, 2018, 3:33 pm

    It just shows how ridiculous all these gun laws and the idiots that want more of them are. Take down the “Gun Free Zone” signs and make schools hard targets, either with armed guards or teachers who wish to carry, or both.

    • Bobs yer uncle March 9, 2018, 4:13 pm

      Oh, sure, throw logic and reason in their face, you can’t get emotional campaign contributions with that.

    • R. Baringer March 10, 2018, 11:23 am

      As a Democrat do you think she cares about all the thousands of children killed by abortion every year or just the 13 or so who were killed by this wako !

      • Blue Dog March 10, 2018, 5:50 pm

        If Republicans care so much about pregnancies, where are they after the babies are born? Even to include those 13 who were killed by just this one wacko, not to mention the thousands of children gunned down in schools all across this country?

        • bbbs53 March 16, 2018, 3:03 am

          Thousands? Where did you get that idiot?

        • Getreal March 16, 2018, 4:13 am

          What thousands? Get real. There is no thousands.

          • Frank March 16, 2018, 5:41 am

            Maybe he’s referring to the recent piece of “theater” involving the 7000 pairs of shoes display in Washington which was supposed to represent all the kids killed by guns across the country (accidents and suicides included) over like the past seven or 10 years

        • Patriot March 16, 2018, 7:16 am

          Hey Blue Dog,,why dont you stop trolling you Liberal moron,you clearly are a Domocrat retard,inventing facts is what they do best,i hope this throw this bitch in jail for a few years,to teach the other liberal twats that using school shootings to try and buy votes is disgusting,just like most demorats,

        • Al March 16, 2018, 10:20 am

          Dollars to donuts says you couldn’t hold an intellectual conversation nor make any salient points if your life depended on it.
          Your first statement, about the whereabouts of Repubs after a baby is born.
          Defend your point. It is completely non analogous, but go ahead and defend that point.
          Then “Even to include those 13”.
          Really?! So, you want laws, those laws are imposed, and then the duly elected officials in charge of enforcing them utterly FAIL in their due diligence, and you want what, more laws???
          And not a peep from you about that, now is there? Because that is exactly where ANYONE with an ounce of intellect would be in asking pertinent questions to resolve the issue, but not you, because you lack that capacity.
          There ya go, the Gauntlet is thrown, put up, or just admit you haven’t the knowledge of the law, what really happened in this case, nor the ability to separate your foolishness from your intellect.

        • Roy Tiffner March 16, 2018, 3:07 pm

          Thousands, really? Must be special blue math. There are more democrats abandoning babies after they are born, just check the stats in the NBA alone.
          Want to make a difference?, outlaw cell phone use in motor vehicles. That kills more children than any firearm does. But of course then you couldn’t tweet your ass buddy on the way to Starbucks.

  • Sepp W March 9, 2018, 3:33 pm

    My guess is not a thing will come of it. Too many of these anti-gun sorts break the law to prove they can obtain a firearm by skirting the law – by skirting the law, or some other virtuous act, often illegal conduct and questionable moral turpitude to stoke the emotions of the incapable and unproductive and never held accountable.
    I think most are concerned with children’s safety at schools. However, schools are magnates to those who wish to inflict the great amount of carnage in the shortest possible time without anyone or anything impeding them, That ability is enabled by gun free zones.

    • Andrew Ling March 16, 2018, 6:57 am

      Right on, Sepp. Many of my friends feel this way. The so-called Gun Free Zones are magnates for deranged shooters.
      I have no idea why the schools advertise that fact. It might make the schools safer by insisting that the schools have armed
      guards and trained teacher who have and exercise CCW. IMHO, the times dictate vigilance against all threat to our children and our citizens.
      If we must, spend more money for security for schools and gatherings. We are the most armed citizens in the world and we have shooting and hunting sports all across our nation with talented firearms trainers abound. Let’s make good use of your resources in protecting our schools and public gatherings. It’s time we woke up to this fact.

    • Derf March 16, 2018, 1:41 pm

      Ask yourself how the investigation of the Las Vegas shooting is coming along….

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