Missouri Bill Requires All Residents to Own an AR-15

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A Missouri state representative is trying to make a point by introducing legislation mandating the ownership of an AR-style rifle by all eligible state residents.

Rep. Andrew McDaniel introduced HB 1108.  Known as the “McDaniel Militia Act,” the bill would require all residents of Missouri who are not prohibited from possessing a firearm by law or court order and who are between the ages of 18 and 35 to purchase an AR-15 or “any semi-automatic rifle that is modeled on the AR-15 rifle design by ArmaLite, Inc.”

The proposed law provides for a tax credit to offset the cost of purchasing the AR-15.  The bill does not contain any provisions imposing penalties on residents who fail to comply with the purchase requirement.

Citing the Associated Press, local news affiliate Fox 59 reported that Rep. McDaniel “introduced the bill to ‘make a point’ about legal mandates and to show ‘the absurdity of the opposite side’ and the ‘requirements and barriers for law abiding citizens.'”

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“The other side of the aisle loves mandates, so I’m trying to get them to make an argument against mandates,” Rep. McDaniel told the Associated Press.

Just days after he introduced HB 1108, Rep. McDaniel introduced HB 1052 which proposes a similar purchase requirement for handguns.  Entitled the “McDaniel Second Amendment Act,” the bill would  require all residents of the state that are not prohibited from possessing firearms and who are 21 years of age or older to purchase a “pistol, revolver, or other firearm designed to be held in one hand that is capable of firing .22 caliber ammunition of larger.”  Like HB 1108, HB 1052 does not provide penalties for residents who fail to comply with the purchase requirement.

McDaniel told the Associated Press that he did not expect either bill to pass “as is.”  He told that AP that if anything moves forward, he would focus on tax credits and strip out the other elements.

At the time of this article, neither of Rep. McDaniel’s bills are scheduled for a hearing.

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About the author: John Thomas is a U.S. Navy veteran, and a former prosecutor and defense attorney with over 20 years of experience in state and federal courts. He has handled everything from traffic tickets to first-degree murder cases and is a long-time supporter of Second Amendment rights and the rights of individuals to defend themselves, their families and their property.

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  • Green tip March 27, 2019, 6:58 pm

    Man, I LIKE THIS guy! We need more Reps like him in office. Where’s his SUPPORT across the Nation?1

  • Smitty March 25, 2019, 7:58 pm

    Way to go Mizzou. I had posted this idea on one of these articles. As absurd as it may be. It’s the perfect example to a liberal of forcing ones will on another’s right. Ergo you the liberal have the right to be unarmed and I the conservative have the right to be armed. Now let’s turn the tables and see if you like being forced to be armed.

  • KEITH B March 25, 2019, 11:55 am

    PROTECTIVE RIGHTS ACT (PRA)

    A Federal Act to Support the Rights established by the 2nd Amendment

    “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
    the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

    The ability to have a rational discussion of the 2nd Amendment is far fleeting when addressed by the Left and the Right. To determine the applicability or what defines the intent or purpose of what the Founding Fathers put forth is apparently lost to many American Citizens. Unfortunately, without compromise, pursuit of a rational Law that would supplicate both extremes seems unobtainable as the issues of Rights as addressed by the Constitution trumps all personal opinions, and at the same time promulgates the division. It invariably comes down to the Law, or more appropriately the State Laws that have skirted the intent of the 2nd Amendment, and the failure of the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold the Law that by the Founding Fathers of the Land, was written for the common man. Perhaps we need to embrace that concept of Federal Law to resolve the conflict.

    Proposed Bill – Protective Rights Act (PRA)
    Creation of a Voluntary Federal National Registry for the Purpose and Intent of establishing a well-regulated militia.
    The Federal Registry will identify a Legal US Citizen as having met the requirements set forth by the PRA. The PRA establishes for all US Citizens that reside in the United States and its’ territories a uniform Law that supersedes State Laws that impact the Right to Bear Arms (2nd Amendment), and participate in the Civil Duty that ensures security of a free State.
    US Registered Citizens whom Voluntarily exercise this Right will be issued a Federally Licensed Armed Identification Card (FLAC). The FLAC establishes that a US Citizen has met the following requirements:
    1. Citizen meets Age Requirements.
    2. Citizen has passed a Federally Approved Multiple Arms Course.
    3. Citizen has passed a Background Check as established by residency State Law for ownership of legal firearms.
    4. Citizen is registered on the National Registry as a participant establishing a trained militia.
    5. Citizen may exercise the right to Own, Purchase, and Carry legal fire arms – Restrictions Apply.
    6. FLAC card is legally binding in all identified US States and Territories.
    7. FLAC card must be carried when in personal possession of Legal Firearms at all times.
    8. Instant access to Federal National Registry for identifying qualifications and restrictions of Citizen is authorized.

    FLAC Card – Clarifications
    1. Minimum age requirement to Register for and be issued a FLAC card is 8 years old. See Line Item 5 for age constraints.
    2. Proficiency requirements for Passing a Federally Approved Multiple Arms Course includes:
    a. Exposure to Multiple Arms defined as Handguns (semi-automatic and revolver); Rifles (semi-auto and bolt action); and shotgun (semi-auto, pump, and manual):
    i. Care and maintenance, basic shooting techniques to include area awareness, and live fire.
    b. Live fire minimum proficiency requirements:
    i. Handguns – must exhibit 50% efficiency rate on a fixed free standing 18 inch diameter target at 25 feet.
    ii. Rifles – must exhibit 50% efficiency rate on a fixed free standing 18 inch diameter target at 50 feet.
    iii. Shotguns – must exhibit 50% efficiency rate on a fixed free standing 18 inch diameter target at 25 feet.
    c. Exposure to a Tactical course:
    i. Live fire exposure to Employment under civilian field conditions with a minimum intent of identifying target, area awareness, and self-defense.
    3. Pass Standard Background checks as identified by resident State Laws and Federal regulations that apply.
    a. Citizens may apply in any State, and test at any agency that provides a Federally Approved Multiple Arms Course, and be issued a FLAC card when governing conditions are met.
    4. Name is Identified to National Registry:
    a. Registry verifies qualifications and any restrictions.
    i. Citizen FLAC Card issued which identifies qualifications and any restrictions at time of issue.
    ii. Regulating Agencies, Authorities, FFL, will have instant access for verification and change in status.
    iii. Only approved Authorities may enter any information that may affect Citizen status.
    5. Owning, Purchasing, and Carrying legal firearms – Age Requirements and Restrictions:
    a. With verification of FLAC Card, Citizen may own, and carry in all US States and Territories any legal firearm not Federally restricted – some Restrictions apply.
    i. May Purchase in any State but must abide by that States’ identification of legal firearms at time of purchase, and by any FFL confirmation of transactions for registration of legal firearms. FLAC Card allows for instant verification and waiving of any State waiting periods.
    ii. Concealed carry of rifles/shotguns is not allowed except when transporting by locked containers designed for that purpose.
    b. Age Restrictions – see also Exceptions/Conditions
    i. Minimum Legal Adult age of 18 required to own, purchase, and carry – No restrictions. Black Card Issued.
    ii. Minimum legal age of 12 required to own. May purchase only when accompanied by and in approval of a legal aged Adult Guardian in possession of an approved FLAC card. Only Open Carry is allowed, shall be accompanied by and in approval of a legal aged Adult guardian in possession of an approved FLAC card at all times, unless on private property and with the full knowledge of the Property Owner. Blue Card Issued.
    iii. Minimum legal age of 8 is required to participate. May not own or purchase. Only Open Carry is allowed and shall be accompanied by and in approval of a legal aged Adult guardian in possession of an approved FLAC card At All Times – No Exceptions. Green Card Issued.
    6. FLAC is legally binding in all US States and Territories, supersedes State Laws for owning, purchasing, and carrying. See Exceptions/Conditions.
    7. FLAC must be carried at all times when in possession of legal Firearms – No Exceptions.
    8. FLAC card establishes the carrier as a qualified Citizen in the use of Federally approved legal firearms. When actively carrying legal firearms:
    a. Upon request by any Identified Law Enforcement, confirmation must be immediately presented – FLAC card displayed and confirmed.
    b. Upon request by any identified Owner/Management/Security of any public establishment or place of business that is being entered into, confirmation must be displayed – FLAC card in possession.

    Exceptions/Conditions
    1. Citizens may apply for a FLAC card if their intent is to Only carry a particular legal firearm as defined by Handgun, or Rifle/shotgun. Age appropriate card will be issued with clearly identifying Red Card features.
    a. Requirements to be issued a Limited FLAC card remain the same as with a regular FLAC card with the exception of Line Item 2, sub-paragraph C: Only Proficiency requirements for the particular legal fire arm to be carried must be passed, however, the Citizen must still test with all firearms.
    b. FLAC card will be issued with authorized legal firearm(s) clearly identified as: Handgun, or Rifle.
    i. Ownership and purchasing of all legal firearms is not impacted. Personal Carry is restricted to only as issued Red Card defined.
    2. Renewal of FLAC Cards:
    a. Change in Age Status from Green Card to Blue Card will require completion of a Federally Approved Multiple Arms Course unless within 1 year of prior previous completion.
    b. Change in Age Status from Blue Card to Black Card will require completion of a Federally Approved Multiple Arms Course. No exceptions.
    c. Any change in Red Card Status will require completion of a Federally Approved Multiple Arms Course.
    d. Refresher training in a Federally Approved Multiple Arms Course must be accomplished at a maximum of every 5 years and will include a Photo ID update.
    i. Active duty Military, Police Forces, or Agencies with issued weapons requiring yearly arms training are exempt from participation in a Federally Approved Multiple Arms Course after initial registration to the National Registry, but must submit for renewal and include photo. Separation from respective agencies, including retirement, will require updating within 1 year of separation.
    ii. Citizens may update anytime within the 5 year period to establish a new 5 year period – a Photo ID accompanies all updates.

    3. Cancellation of FLAC Cards:
    Warning: Identification at anytime to the National Registry as an Ineligible Citizen or Temporarily Removed Citizen to participate, results in all residency State Laws taking effect for the owning, purchasing, and carrying of firearms. Not all firearms are legal in some States, and may be subject to seizure by local authorities. Once seized, if firearms are returned, Authorities have the right to return only firearms deemed State legal. Authorities do not have the right to hold Citizen accountable for legally purchased seized firearms identified as State illegal firearms.
    a. Failure to update within 5 year period – FLAC Card will be canceled. Citizen may reapply.
    b. Failure to have a current FLAC Card in possession while actively carrying personal firearms may result in seizure of that personal firearm(s) in possession at the discretion of Authorities. Citizen will submit ID number for immediate confirmation to Authorities. Citizen will be Identified to the National Registry as a Temporarily Removed Citizen for a period of 30 days beginning at Time of Incident, and Citizen will not be allowed to carry during said time.
    i. Carrying Violation within that 30 days – FLAC card will be cancelled. Citizen may reapply. After the 30 days Citizen will confirm with authorities status as being Active before carrying.
    c. Conviction of any Felony will result in seizure of FLAC Card and permanent Identification to National Registry as an Ineligible Citizen to participate.
    d. Any Convicted Major Criminal Violation of State or Federal Law may lead to permanent Identification to National Registry as an Ineligible Citizen to participate.
    e. Criminal conviction in which a legal firearm was carried but not used will result in seizure of FLAC Card and permanent Identification to National Registry as an Ineligible Citizen to participate.
    f. Criminal conviction in which a legal firearm was not carried or present, will result in seizure of FLAC Card and Identification to National Registry as a Temporarily Removed Citizen. Citizen will be bound to residency State Laws as they apply for the period as established for incarceration and probation.
    i. After time served, FLAC Card will be restored to Citizen if eligible. Citizen is responsible for maintaining currency, even when Temporary.
    g. Any case in which a Criminal Court assigns Probation will result in seizure of FLAC Card and Identification to National Registry as a Temporarily Removed Citizen. Citizen will be bound to residency State Laws as they apply for the period as established for incarceration and probation.
    i. After time served, FLAC Card will be restored to Citizen. Citizen is responsible for maintaining currency, even when Temporary.
    h. Falsification or misuse of FLAC Card for any reason other than for the intended purpose may lead to Confiscation by local Authorities, and may result in permanent Identification to National Registry as an Ineligible Citizen to participate.
    4. State Laws restricting Concealed and Open Carry are applicable to Government Buildings where visibly armed security and controlled check points are in-place and are visibly designated as Gun Free Zones.
    5. Private agencies that are Open to the General Public and wish to restrict personal Carry must provide a visible armed security and controlled checkpoint to ensure Public Safety, and a check-in area with controlled and approved secure storage.
    6. Public Schools designated as Gun Free Zones must have a minimum of 20% of Staff being Actively Armed at all times with visibly armed security and controlled checkpoints in-place to ensure Student Safety. Only Black FLAC card Citizens are allowed to carry in Public Schools and must abide by approved School Directives.
    a. School Directives will be written and approved only by FLAC card carriers composed of Staff, Administration, and Parents of attending students.
    i. If Staff or administration is unable to fulfill FLAC card requirements, Parents will determine the School Directives.
    b. Public Schools will provide a check-in area with controlled and approved secure storage for Black FLAC Card Students and Citizens carrying legal firearms.
    i. Student will surrender firearm for immediate storage when entering. Only that Student or a designated legal aged Adult guardian in possession of an approved FLAC card may retrieve firearm when departing.
    ii. Students participating in School sponsored activities after regular school hours must comply with School Directives.
    c. Schools that are unable to provide the minimum 20% of armed staff will supplement that requirement with selected FLAC Card Students and will maintain a 25% armed carry requirement on campus. Students selected must comply with School directives on the personal carry on campus, and must be identified to School authorities, Staff, and armed security
    i. Student must be in possession of their legal firearm at all times, or have legal firearm stored at an approved secure location when unable to be in possession.
    ii. Student on school probation may not carry on campus or to any school sponsored event under any conditions. No exceptions.
    d. Schools that are unable to provide a Student supplemented minimum 25% of armed Staff cannot adequately ensure Student Safety. Students may legally carry concealed on Campus. Students must comply with School directives on the personal carry on campus, and must be identified to School authorities, Staff, and armed security
    i. Student must check-in at controlled checkpoint on campus and present FLAC Card. If no designated checkpoint is established, this requirement is waived.
    ii. Student must be in possession of legal firearm at all times, or have legal firearm stored at an approved location on campus when unable to be in possession. If no designated Storage is available, Student may authorize another FLAC Card Student temporary possession of legal firearm.
    iii. Student on school probation may not carry on campus or to any school sponsored event under any conditions. No exceptions.
    7. In the event that a Citizen cannot meet the requirements as established for being placed on the National Registry, then Citizen is bound by residency State Laws

    FLAC Card
    FLAC Cards will exhibit/display the following information:
    a. Be of a Standard carrying card size (credit card)
    b. Display Current Photo ID (1”x1”) size – updated every 5 years.
    c. National Registry Identification Number – same as social security number
    d. Establish Date of Birth and Date of Issue, Date of Expiration – Clear Bold Font:
    i. Card will have a ¼” solid colored border along the entire edge and on both sides. The colored border will be based on Age: Green, Blue, or Black identifying age groups as 8 to 11, 12 to 17, and 18 or older respectively.
    e. Weapons restrictions identified – Red.
    i. Card will have a ¼” solid interlacing red and aged based colored border slashed at a 30 degree angle along the entire edge and on both sides.
    ii. Approved firearm for carry will be identified as either: Handgun or Rifle.
    f. Material – To Be Determined, but able to hold up to rigorous use.
    g. Optional – embedded identification chip
    h. Anytime firearms are carried, FLAC card must be in possession. Failure to do so may lead to a change in Citizen status to the National Registry. See Exceptions/Conditions – Line item 3. Cancellation of FLAC Cards, item b.

    National Registry – Militia
    A National Registry is already in-place with the existing Social Security System. The Protective Rights Act will essentially establish an additional column that will identify Citizens as either: Ineligible, Active, Temporary or Non-Active (NA). All American Citizens will be represented on the National Registry and initially identified as NA.
    Changes in Status will occur based on Citizens activities. As the Registry is a voluntary program, to qualify a Citizen must pass the requirements as identified to be issued a Federally Licensed Armed Identification Card (FLAC). Citizens who commit a felony will be permanently identified as Ineligible, and be subject to resident State Laws.
    The Rights provided by the FLAC card can be restricted or removed only per the constraints identified in the Cancellation of FLAC Cards. A change of status from Active to NA will not impact a Citizen’s right to reapply. Identification as Ineligible at any time will deny a Citizen participation, and be subject to State Laws. Identification as Temporary at any time will deny a Citizen participation, and make them subject to residency State Laws for the time established.

    Conclusion
    Protective Rights Act is an optional voluntary participation act which allows the carrier to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights in all 50 States without having to comply with the confusion of ownership, purchasing, and carry restrictions that vary in each and every State. Essentially, any firearm issued to State Agencies, Police Force, etc., may also be carried by the Private Citizen in legal possession of a Federally Licensed Armed Identification Card, unless Federal Regulations dictate otherwise, et.al. fully automatic weapons are not allowed. Those whom wish to participate must fulfill the requirements as outlined. Participants must still be aware of their resident State Laws and understand the limits of what the PRA provides.
    For those Citizens whom do not wish to participate, the Law of their State will prevail with no change or restrictions and they must comply with those laws.

    What does a Federally Licensed Armed Identification Card do:
    1. Establishes a Registry for Citizens to serve in a Local Militia if called upon.
    2. Allows Citizen the opportunity to exercise their 2nd Amendment right responsibly – Ownership of a legal firearm is not required.
    3. Establishes a uniform level of Qualification and regulation with legal firearms, and maintains a currency.
    4. Allows instant confirmation of status.
    5. Allows same day purchase and pickup of legal firearms upon confirmation.
    6. Allows purchase of firearms available to local police forces unless Federally restricted.
    7. Allows open and concealed carry in all US States and Territories.

    What does a Federally Licensed Armed Identification Card Not Do:
    1. Will not establish ownership of legal firearms to be registered to the National Registry, or to be registered by the Card holder.
    2. Will not require purchase of legal firearms to be registered to the National Registry. Will not Supersede State Laws for FFL dealers to maintain records.
    3. Does not supersede State laws on the private sale of firearms.
    4. Does not relieve Citizen from complying with other State related Laws such as Transportation restrictions, Castle Doctrine, Fight or flee, safe storage.

    There is, of course a financial obligation necessary to support this operation as it is a Federally ran operation, a uniform cost can be established that transcends State taxes without unduly infringing on a Citizens participation. Multiple Arms Courses already exist in virtually every community, and with a Federally approved guideline in-place, the ability of States to infringe will be restricted. Inclusion of a tactical course is for exposure only but is highly valued by: Local Authorities, Military, NRA, Private Agencies, all of whom would be willing to participate as this would create an additional income.
    Access to the National Registry as to whom can change a Citizens Status will need to be regulated by Federal Law. In essence, the PRA should establish who may change the information so that a uniformity of actions can be established by all US States and Territories.

    K.Bazzell

    • Smitty March 25, 2019, 8:09 pm

      You proposal is flawed. Shall not be infringed. No requirements except citizenship. No registration of any kind. No means NO! The right of the people to bear arms. No qualification. No Bureaucracy. Damn it man. Don’t you get it?

    • Ejharb April 3, 2019, 9:19 pm

      Flac that!
      How about leaving people alone unless they are harming your rights.shall not be infringed is pretty flacing simple.

  • Gary H March 25, 2019, 10:42 am

    I am slightly insulted that I was left out of the age group.

  • Bob March 25, 2019, 10:29 am

    Y’all do understand that the bill was never designed to pass, right?

  • Michael March 25, 2019, 9:47 am

    So, would the owner of a Mini 14 in 5.56 be forced to by an AR, even though they both are magazine fed semi-auto’s that fire the exact same round?

  • Juan March 24, 2019, 10:36 pm

    That is awesome let’s go Pennsylvania what you waiting for

  • richard smith March 23, 2019, 5:29 pm

    I love my state (Missouri) and plan never to move out of it. They seem to use a common sense approach to just about everything they do.

  • Dan Gore March 23, 2019, 4:29 pm

    This should be nationwide. Only change should be age upper number to low, 65-70 more reasonable. I’ve seen people older than that at the range, still nailing the 10 ring! If necessary, lots could still kick ass if needed.

  • FirstStateMark March 22, 2019, 9:40 pm

    Damn good idea!

  • kenny smith March 22, 2019, 12:39 pm

    sounds brilliant. the state of misery can then put itself out of theirs.

    • Jeff March 22, 2019, 6:46 pm

      Kenny it sounds like you need to go back to your safe space in your Moms basement and keep watching AOC on CNN.

    • Roy March 25, 2019, 10:00 am

      It is sad that people find this so far fetched. It has worked for the Swiss for years. It used to be that way in this country until we got successful, affluent and content and forgot what it took to be free. Now we want to remove freedoms vice restore. We don’t really address the problems in this country and it is irritating the the left thinks they can mandate their agenda and further the laws don’t apply to them just to everyone else. When anyone places themselves above the common man then clearly we are moving in the wrong direction.

  • david huckabee March 22, 2019, 11:55 am

    the more AFFIRMATIVE GUN LAWS in AMERICA the MORE RIGHTS we can keep. with CITIZENSHIP comes responsibility and duty. an armed society tends to be a POLITE SOCIETY. once the guns are taken, WE ALL BECOME SLAVES TO THE DICTATES OF THE RULING CLASS. history has proven many lessons.

  • Gary MacNeill March 22, 2019, 11:29 am

    I don’t live in Missouri. But much like the leftie like to do I will now be living my personal truth instead of reality. I have decided that I identify as a 29 year old Missouri man. Let me know when this bill passes so I can buy a new AR and write it off. Thanks.

  • Rick March 22, 2019, 9:45 am

    I am so blessed to have been born and live in one of the best states in the Union! New York’s knife laws are far worse than any gun law we have. God Bless Missouri and the USA!!

  • Brian March 22, 2019, 8:04 am

    Huh. The bill linked in the article says handgun, not AR15.

    • Josey March 22, 2019, 11:15 pm

      Brian, please read the whole article. HB 1108 link is for AR-15 and HB 1052 link is for Handgun.

  • Drake_Burrwood March 20, 2019, 2:09 pm

    Tax breaks for militia and posse equipment sounds good.

    What also sounds good is tax breaks for militia and posse SOP training.

    Sadly militia SOP training standards are the Constitutional power given to the Union Congress.

    But it does not designate local posse comitatus standards.
    But the 14th amendment would place such decisions at State Congress level with signing of on local training classes following those posse standards to sheriff’s or ??police chiefs.

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