NRA member and former California state representative Mark Barden was charged with felony child endangerment and felony assault for allegedly telling a woman she was “lucky to be alive” in a Facebook video he recorded after he allegedly shot her with a rifle.
The case was brought against Barden by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, according to a statement released by the office Monday.
Barden is a member of the NRA and is also the former president of the National Rifle Association.
He was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of felony child endangering, felony assault and reckless endangerment of a child.
Bartsen was released on his own recognizance and is expected to appear in court on Jan. 31, according the office.
He is the latest NRA member to face charges in the shooting death of an unarmed woman.
Three other people were wounded in the attack, according in the statement.
Barenson was arrested and booked into the Los Feliz County Jail on Monday afternoon, according with a jail spokeswoman.
He posted bail at $20,000 cash.
The charges come amid a national debate over the use of lethal force against civilians, including civilians in schools and workplaces.
During the 2016 election cycle, there were more than 200 mass shootings and at least 20 attacks against law enforcement officers, according a recent tally by The Washington Post.
A number of politicians have called for stricter gun laws, while many police chiefs and politicians have said that such shootings do not warrant extra police resources.
Borenson has also criticized a state law passed in 2016 requiring gun owners to be trained on how to handle their firearms.
He has also spoken out against “bullying” and suggested that the term should be changed to “bullshit.”
He told the New York Daily News in December that he has a “sad face” because he “could have been the next president.”
In 2016, he was one of only four members of the California State Assembly to vote against a bill to ban assault weapons, according CNN.