Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) is running for the Senate seat to be vacated by the retiring Saxby Chambliss. South Carolina state Rep. Lee Bright is challenging Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) in the GOP primary. And both are giving away AR-15 assault rifles to draw attention to their campaigns.
From Paul Broun:
“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.”
From Lee Bright:
“I know the political talking-heads may sneer as they continue blaming guns and law-abiding gun owners for the acts of thugs and madmen. But I am the pro-gun, pro-Constitution candidate in this race for the U.S. Senate — and I can’t think of a better way to get that word out than by giving away a brand new AR-15,” Bright said in an email to supporters, according to the Huffington Post. “My hope is this AR-15 giveaway will also help me get my message of liberty out to tens of thousands of South Carolinians.”
It would be a real shame if a progressive won one of the guns and publicly had it melted down. Hit their names for the entry forms.