Skip to comments.GOP Lawmaker To Give Away Two AR-15 Assault Rifles As Door Prize At Fundraiser (Tennessee)
Posted on 06/14/2016 11:14:06 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
One day after the worst mass shooting in American history, Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt (R) said he plans to give away two AR-15 assault rifles the same kind of weapon used in the massacre as a door prize at an upcoming political fundraiser.
Holt, a self-described conservative Christian, had announced last week that he would give away one AR-15 at Hogfest, a barbeque fundraiser on his farm that has a petting zoo and hay rides. But when reporters asked him after the Orlando, Florida, shooting on Sunday whether he still planned to give away the assault weapon, he told reporters that he now wants to give away two instead of one.
Im furious that I get phone calls from the media asking me if Im still going to give away an AR-15 at our HogFest, rather than asking me how many extra firearms Ill be handing out to ensure people can protect themselves, Holt wrote in a Facebook post on Monday. After all, it was a bullet that stopped the terrorist. Amazing how so many seem to miss that fact.(continued)
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My kind of lawmaker!
Don’t bet your farm on it but rumor has it the murder weapon was a Sig MCX a NATO standard mag off the top of my head
AR-15 is not an assault rifle.
Andy’s defending himself on Facebook:
In order to sensationalize their headlines and agenda, the media continues to say I’m giving away the “same gun used by Orlando terrorist”. Well, I’m giving away an AR15, and umm... the Orlando terrorist didn’t use an AR15, but who cares about facts? Not to mention the fact that half of the articles completely fail to mention the fact that our give away was planned weeks ago and was not a reaction to the terror attack. And almost all of them failed to include my prayerful quotes for the victims and their families. I also got a call from one ‘journalist’ who started to attack me with his opinions on why I was such a horrible person. Yet, you’re a supposed to be an unbiased reporter? I hung up on him. Of course, facts don’t matter to our media. So, thanks to the brilliant media for their lies that have resulted in death threats to my family and staffer. Not that we are afraid seeing as how we’ve got our shotgun rifles, 4-wheel drive, and know how to survive. But, it is sad. In fact, it’s disgusting.
He quoted Hank Williams, Junior? Hahahaha!
Yep, good for Andy.
anything to put liberals panties in a twist.
Uhhh...AR 15's aren't assault rifles.
But it is scary and black and has a detachable magazine. It must be an assault rifle!
Only because of the unconstitutional NFA and Hughes Amendment.
And it sprays bullets from all the clips in it.
All the clips? Is that how they get 700 rounds per minute firing rate? Wow, I thought it had a Gatling configuration of either six or eight barrels (premium model).
Yes, they are even, horrors! “high powered magazines”! Just how a magazine becomes ‘high powered’ I do not know.
“High powered magazines”
If a car crashes in Maine, should The Price Is Right not be offering a car in Burbank as a prize? I don’t get the logic here.
I want a gun that has a shoulder thing that goes up.
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