“Under investigation by the ATF” is not a good way to start a campaign, as Karen Mallard can now tell you.
"The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating congressional candidate Karen Mallard after she posted a video on Facebook that shows her cutting apart an AR-15 rifle."
"'News 3 reached out to local attorney Eric Leckie and showed him the video. He said, 'Sawing off the end of a rifle barrel would probably not destroy it. But if it shortened the barrel to under 16 inches, sawing off the end would make it immediately illegal and it`s a very bad idea," said Leckie.’"
“If you want to run on changing our nation’s gun laws, it might be a good idea to know the laws already in place.” — Garren Shipley, RNC spokesman
Elections House 2018