Democrats are absorbing yet another scandal surrounding criminal conduct.
And it couldn’t have come at a worse time.
One Democrat candidate is facing jail time because of a career ending video.
Karen Mallard is a Democrat running for Congress in Virginia’s second congressional district against Republican Scott Taylor.
Mallard – who is trying to ride the current anti-gun wave to victory – attempted a publicity stunt.
She claimed her husband owned an AR-15 and that she wanted to set an example by sawing off the barrel of the gun so it could no longer be used.
There is just one problem.
In sawing off the barrel of the firearm, she violated Virginia’s Sawed-off Shotgun and Sawed-off Rifle Act which prohibits gun owners from owning a firearm with a barrel that “has been modified to a length of less than 26 inches”.
And now she is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating Mallard after she posted a video Wednesday on Facebook of herself sawing off the barrel of her husband’s rifle.
Several people who replied to the post said Mallard broke the law. Virginia’s Sawed-Off Shotgun and Sawed-Off Rifle Act prohibits people from having a rifle that has been “modified to an overall length of less than 26 inches.”
“I grew up in Wise County, surrounded by guns. Our family had guns my whole life. We use them for hunting, for protection and recreation,” she said in the video before noting the Feb. 14 shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School convinced Mallard and her husband to destroy the rifle.
“So, today, we’re going to destroy it,” Mallard said before using a handheld power saw to slice and dice the semi-automatic weapon. Mallard, a school teacher and Democrat running for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, said she followed legal procedure for destroying a firearm.
“And yes, for all the NRA trolls out there; I finished the job according to regulation and turned it over to the police,” she wrote in a post accompanying the video. “Why are you more outraged about me taking a gun out of circulation than about our children being murdered in our schools?”
A Virginia Beach Police Department spokeswoman confirmed to a local news outlet the rifle was in the department’s possession. The ATF is now looking into the situation.”
Mallard tried to present herself as a gun owner who supported gun control.
But her stunt backfired and now she is under investigation.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.