Skip to comments.Ala. State Lawmaker’s Awesome Gun Float/Babecue [sic]
Posted on 04/22/2014 10:57:42 AM PDT by smoothsailing
April 22, 2014 1:29 PM
Alabama state representative Steve Hurst has found a way to combine three American favorites parades, gun rights, and barbecues in one float: a large revolver.
The Republican lawmaker, who also runs Haynes Street Pawn and Gun Shop in Talladega, has been parading around the giant firearm at local events to get the word out on his campaign, and signal his strong support for the Second Amendment. Hurst was one of the voices behind the states recent castle doctrine law, according to the Alabama Media Group.
Thus far, the float has been well received and become a popular subject for photos, says Hurst, who purchased the barbecue/big gun a year ago.
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Now wait just a minute. If guns floated, nobody on this board would have lost a single one. Something’s wrong with this headline.
Oh man I can see that.
The wood goes in the bottom of the grip.
The chamber opens up to hold the meat.
The smoke exits out the barrel.
Brilliant! Thats on my santa list.
Them that float blow away in the wind, never to be seen agin.
Will he be arrested it he drives that through a “school zone”??
“Will he be arrested it he drives that through a school zone??”
Only if he has pork in it while passing a Muslim Skrewl.
Someone over in Alvin TX has one of these.
I know a great way for him to get lots of publicity for very little. Set up a charity to buy .22 revolvers and ammo for those who live in poor, high crime areas.
Bought in bulk, such revolvers can be as little as $100-120 each, and a box of cheap .22 ammo is about $10. Then engrave on each “Property of (the charity). Return for reward. Not for resale.”
For just $10,000, it would be enough to give a revolver and ammo to about 65 people. In a poor neighborhood, guess that maybe 1 house in 4 can both legally have a gun, and want one. So figure a coverage area of 250 homes or more.
That is about the same territory that would be covered by a single policeman. And just one year’s training and pay for them would cost four to five times as much as providing them with guns.
I just can’t seem to wrap my brain around .22 ammo
being “cheap” at $10 a box...
I was trying to find the average, along with average availability. It retails from about $3 to $20 a box, and it might be cheap, but if they don’t have it, you still can’t get it.
So, bottom line, I made a rough guess, figuring in taxes and the cost of getting it, that sort of thing.
The cheapest I’ve seen is $10 a box catalog price
for run of the mill solids. Match was running $20
a box. Pretty crazy.
And what do new shooters use?
No ammo means less shooters, figure it out.
Just ordered 4000 rounds of Winchester M-22 at $.05 per round. Cheaper Than Dirt had 2000 round cases at $101 per. I ordered two because they had no restriction up on it.
“I know a great way for him to get lots of publicity for very little”
Huh? He’s already done so.
Publicity is relative. While local publicity is good for a local politician, publicity like this would likely go national, which in local politics is like publicity on steroids.
It can be tricky, and needs a little stage management so that it’s not hijacked by agitators, but if you can pull it off, it can almost guarantee and election win.