The bill, which was introduced to the House floor last week, would force every person between the ages of 18 and 34 not prohibited from owning a handgun, to purchase an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
In a clear ploy to please the NRA, the bill, introduced by Rep. Andrew McDaniel, R-Deering, is being called the “McDaniel Militia Act” and would give every current resident one year from August 28th, 2019, and future residents one year from their qualification as residents, to purchase the weapon.
As of now, the bill still needs to be discussed and amended, before passing a vote in the House and repeating the process in the Senate. However, it's unclear if anything will come of this since the lawmaker who submitted the bill now claims that he was joking.
Despite claiming the bill was not intended to become law, McDaniel's still submitted it for deliberation to Missouri's state house.