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House Republicans, including Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, are sponsoring a bill that is sure to rile the left.
According to the New York Post, Boebert is joined by Reps. George Santos of New York and Andrew Clyde of Georgia in cosponsoring H.R. 1095, which would declare a “National Gun of the United States.” The bill was introduced last week by Alabama Rep. Barry Moore.
While that by itself is enough to anger the Democrats, who for years have been railing against the Second Amendment, the gun that is named in the bill is sure to anger them even more.
These Republican representatives want to name the AR-15 the national gun of the United States.
The text of the bill has not yet been received, but the purpose of the bill as stated on Congress.gov is “[t]o declare an AR-15 style rifle chambered in a .223 Remington round or a 5.56x45mm NATO round to be the National Gun of the United States.”
This does seem like an obvious choice for the national gun. After all, the AR-15 is easily the most recognizable rifle in the United States. According to Guns.com, it is the second most popular rifle in terms of sales.
Yet there may be some who argue that another gun might be more representative of the country, such as a 1911 pistol carried by law enforcement, or an M-14, which was the standard issue military rifle.
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