From Controversial Times: Two Republican congressmen raised some eyebrows at the Attorney General’s office after posing for a photo with an AR-15 inside of the Capitol building.
Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) tweeted a picture of himself and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), holding an AR-15. Buck said in the tweet that the rifle is his, and that the picture was taken after Gowdy came by his office for a visit.
This raised some eyebrows in the Washington D.C. Attorney General’s office, who is said to be looking into the issue. The rifle could be a violation of Washington DC’s incredibly strict gun laws.
However, Buck said the rifle is completely deactivated and he obtained permission from Capitol Police to display the non-functioning rifle in his office.
“I have a very patriotic AR-15 hanging in my office. It hangs directly above my Second Amendment flag,” Buck said to The Hill.
“While safety protocols call for all guns to be treated as if they are loaded, this one isn’t. Further, a close inspection of the only public photo of the rifle will show that the bolt carrier assembly is not in the rifle; it is in fact in Colorado.”
“It is a beautiful, patriotic paper weight,” he added.