An 11-year-old girl attended a public legislative hearing in Idaho with a loaded assault rifle. This was reported by the Associated Press.
Bailey Nielsen held an AR-15 rifle on her shoulder, accompanying her grandfather Charles Nielsen to a public hearing. The Nielsens came to support a bill that would allow concealed carry of weapons for Americans not registered in Idaho.
The man brought his granddaughter to demonstrate how much society, in his opinion, should not be afraid of firearms. “Bailey’s been shooting since she was five. She shot her first deer in nine of that rifle. She wears it responsibly and knows she doesn’t have to keep her finger on the trigger,” he told lawmakers.
The state has now been allowed to carry guns from the age of 18, but so far only Idaho residents have been allowed to carry guns. Fires often appear at public hearings – especially when it comes to gun laws. The building of the legislature is always guarded by armed police.
In June 2019, an elderly Alabama woman with a gun detained a wanted criminal and handed him over to police. The state also has laws on the free carrying of weapons.