It could have been worse. She should have went to prison. 


A Virginia Congressional candidate well-known for a publicity stunt against guns while on the campaign trail picked up an endorsement from gun control groups but not a lot of votes...

Mallard came to the public eye outside of her district on March 7 when she posted a two-minute video on social media during which she announced she was destroying her husband’s AR-15 in an act of solidarity with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students in Parkland, Florida, protesting for gun control in the wake of a school shooting that claimed the lives of 17 people. Using a portable saw, she removed the front several inches of the rifle’s barrel and handguard, prefaced and followed with a diatribe on gun violence.

The video since then has been viewed 3 million times and, as reported by numerous media outlets, earned her at least some scrutiny from law enforcement although the educator turned political candidate contended she did nothing wrong...

In June, the (Newport News) Daily Press reported that Mallard said, “I took a lot of heat when I destroyed my husband’s AR-15 in an act of solidarity with the students of Parkland, Florida. I would do it again. We have to take a stand. Enough is enough.”

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