Queens/LI Congressman Santos sponsors bill to make AR-15 the ‘National Gun of the United States’


Embattled Queens/Long Island Congressman George Santos has sponsored a bill that would declare the AR-15 the “National Gun of the United States,” in one of his first legislative acts in Congress. The bill was originally sponsored by Arizona Republican Rep. Barry Moore on Feb. 17, with Santos and Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Andrew Clyde of Georgia cosponsoring it.

The AR-15 has earned a lot of controversy in the United States over the last decade because it has been frequently used to commit mass shootings over the years. As a result, there has been a growing movement among citizens of the country as well as political figures to try and get the weapon banned.