Santos Backs Bill To Declare AR-15s The “National Gun”

Gothamist reports:

In one of his first legislative acts as a new member of Congress, Rep. George Santos has backed a bill to make an AR-15 style rifle – a weapon used in some of the deadliest mass shootings of the past decade – the “National Gun of the United States.”

Santos co-sponsored the bill, along with prime sponsor Alabama Congress member Barry Moore and two other Republican colleagues: Rep. Andrew Clyde, a gun store owner from Georgia; and Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, who ran a gun-themed restaurant called Shooters Grill.

An AR-15 style rifle was used by the gunman at the 2016 Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where Santos claimed four of his employees had been killed, one of many now-disproven claims that have embroiled Santos in scandal since he took office.

Read the full article. Santos has worn the AR-15 pin distributed to House members by Clyde. In the screenshot above, he’s wearing a Gadsden flag pin.