But he’s not just doing it to tick off the gun grabbers of America. He’s doing it to grow support for gun rights and thank supporters for helping to defeat federal gun control efforts earlier this year.
“Why am I giving away an AR-15 rifle? It’s just one way to thank you for defeating Obama’s anti-gun agenda this year,” the email, sent from Friends of Steve Stockman, said. “But the battle for the right to keep and bear arms is heating up again. President Obama and Sen. Harry Reid are not happy that they didn’t pass any gun control yet, so they’re coming back for more.”
But the AR-15 giveaway will be available to more than just Texas residents. Anyone in the US who lives in a state that actually believes in the 2nd amendment and can own the gun legally is eligible.
Stockman has been outspoken against Obama’s gun control policies and is a strong supporter of gun rights. Last month he first announced the giveaway and started a firestorm on Twitter when we tweeted: “Grab this gun before Obama does.”
One day after Connecticut signed its strict gun control into effect, Stockman wrote an open letter to all gun owners saying,
“Come to Texas!!! Your rights will not be infringed upon here, unlike many local current regimes.”
Yeah, we at Guns ‘n’ Freedom like this guy..
According to the Daily Caller, The gun giveaway is hosted on his reelection campaign website www.stockman2014.com and the promotion ends 11:59 PM July 3, 2013. The winner will be required to undergo a dealer’s background check and must meet all laws of the recipient’s jurisdiction.
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