A Missouri lawmaker has proposed legislation that would require many adult residents to own assault-style rifles.
Rep. Andrew McDaniel, R-Deering, introduced House Bill 1108 on Feb. 27.
The so-called McDaniel Militia Act "requires every person between 18 and 35 years of age who can legally possess a firearm to own an AR-15 and authorizes a tax credit for a purchase of an AR-15."
According to McDaniel's measure, any person who qualifies as a resident on Aug. 28, 2019, who does not own an AR-15-style rifle would have a year to purchase one. In addition, anyone who becomes a state resident after that date would have no more than a year to purchase such a rifle.
McDaniel also filed House Bill 1052 seeking to require every person 21 and older to own a handgun if legally able. According to the Missouri House of Representatives website, neither bill has yet been scheduled for a hearing or put on a House agenda.