House Bill No. 1108 commonly to be cited as the McDaniel Militia Act would require Missouri residents to keep “any semi-automatic rifle that is modeled on the AR-15 rifle design by ArmaLite, Inc” a minimum of one per adult resident.
Specifically residents between the age of 18 and 35 not prohibited by law from owning an AR-15.
Missouri residents falling into the age range would be given one year to purchase the rifle and, if they are subject to the states income tax, can claim 75% of the purchase price as a deduction/tax credit.
Hello top shelf AR!
So this is, obviously, advocacy legislation.
The principle being the right and responsibility to keep and bear arms for the defense of yourself and the state is every adult citizen’s duty.
Personally, I feel state mandated armament is in a category similar to state mandated disarmament and should be left to an individual’s recognizance. But I do prefer this idea, and more so the spirit of the idea, that an individual is responsible first for their safety and to contribute to the safety of their community should the call to arms ever arise again.
So what would you pick up?