Police in Washington, D.C., are looking into a matter concerning a photograph of two Republican lawmakers with an AR-15 rifle inside one of the House buildings.
Democrats are pushing authorities to arrest the congressmen for holding what turns out to be an inoperable gun.
The AR-15 belongs to Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) and is decoratively painted to look an American flag.
“I have a very patriotic AR-15 hanging in my office. It hangs directly above my Second Amendment flag,” Buck said.
When Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) visited Buck’s office the two posed with the rifle for a photo which Buck tweeted. The photo caused a stir, as it is illegal to have an AR-15 in the District and House rules forbid firearms.
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) April 16, 2015
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