11-year-old girl brings loaded AR-15 to gun legislation hearing in Idaho

CBS News

An 11-year-old girl  appeared Monday at a legislative hearing in Idaho, toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon. Bailey Nielsen was with her grandfather, who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits. 

Charles Nielsen addressed the committee that voted to send the legislation to the full House as his granddaughter stood at his side with the weapon slung over her right shoulder. She did not speak.

“Bailey is carrying a loaded AR-15,” Charles Nielsen told lawmakers. “People live in fear, terrified of that which they do not understand. She’s been shooting since she was 5 years old. She got her first deer with this weapon at 9. She carries it responsibly. She knows how not to put her finger on the trigger. We live in fear in a society that is fed fear on a daily basis.”

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4 thoughts on “11-year-old girl brings loaded AR-15 to gun legislation hearing in Idaho

  1. ‘who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits.’ How about this: ‘A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.’

  2. Teach your children well

    At 6 my daughter could hit a dime with three shots from a high powered pellet rifle at over 7 yards .. still got the dime as proof

    She continued to progress through the rest of my artillery showing the same prowess and mostly the control and safety of any firearm platform

    Not to mention the understanding and respect for the power she held in her hands
    She is a US National after all

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