I wonder what they mean by a "nonworking firearm." Was it only a display? Was it simply not loaded? Was it non-firing because the firing pin was removed? How about the 'high capacity' (ie., standard) magazine? Of course the Capitol Police cannot legally "tell (him he) can possess it." Just because you're a politician, or famous, or think you need one, does that make it legal? Certainly a typical citizen might carry/possess a firearm outside the law, but when outed, should be subject to the law.
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." -- George Orwell
Since there is a Master Lock Trigger Lock installed on the firearm I'd almost hazard a guess it was a functioning rifle. But - one never knows these days what kind of props are used and for what purpose.....
By law, congress persons are entitled to possess and move firearms about their office buildings. This issue is manufactured to create negative media convage of ARs, pro-gun activists and politicians, etc, etc. Same old sewage from the same old sewers.
The AR is most certainly a firearm still, regardless if the bolt and carrier are removed, as the receiver is intact. Gowidy should know better than to make the claim that it is a "non-gun". BS from all sides to greater and lesser degrees.
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