Sad, that since the gun was used to slaughter 20 innocent children in Sandy Hook Elementary school, the AR-15 has become the weapon of choice among diehard Republicans.
The new found love for the Kids-killing gun, is apparent when it is offered as an award in contests held by Republican officials.
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, who is running in a primary campaign for U.S. Senate, announced Friday he will give away a AR-15 weapon to a lucky supporter of his campaign.
“How would you like to start off 2014 with a brand new AR-15 for free?” reads a bold line in an email the congressman — who represents the 10th district in Georgia — sent his supporters, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“You see, it’s no secret that the Democrats and liberal media would love to take away our guns and mandate every aspect of our lives, but I refuse to let them get away with that,” he wrote in the email, the newspaper reported. “In fact, today, I have some exciting news for you.”
The lucky winner must be 18 and pass a background check.
On his campaign website Broun said he decided to give away the weapon because “Barack Obama would like nothing more than to ban the AR-15 rifle.”
The contest ends on Feb. 27.
Broun is the second Republican in as many days who is offering an AR-15 weapon to a supporter as they gear up for a primary election.
South Carolina state Senator Lee Bright, who is challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, will award the weapon to “one lucky Second Amendment supporter” in a contest on his website.0