This congressional candidate filmed herself destroying an AR-15 — now she’s being targeted by trolls that want her charged with felony. Comments accused her on modifying the gun in her attempt to destroy it, which might violate Virginia law that prohibits rifles from being modified to less than 26 inches. Now, police said The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are looking into it.
Karen Mallard is a Virginia Beach school teacher and Democrat who is running for Virginia’s second congressional district against incumbent Scott Taylor. She says she followed regulation by turning over the gun to the police, stating on Facebook, “And yes for all the NRA trolls out there, I finished the job according to regulation and turned it all over to the police. Why are you more outraged about me taking a gun out of circulation than about our children being murdered in our schools?”
The Virginia Beach Police Department confirmed the gun is in their possession and it’s up to the bureau to make its final decisions. The Internet has been filled with videos of people destroying their AR-15s recently, in response to the recent school shooting in Florida. These videos are usually coupled with gun owners explaining how they were affected by the news and how it inspired them to take at least one more dangerous weapon out of rotation.