Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) has put up on his re-election website that he will be giving away a Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic homeland defense rifle on July 4, 2013. Whoa! Talk about a congressman with some guts! I like it! Stockman took to Twitter on Wednesday and stirred the pot.
— Rep. Steve Stockman (@ReElectStockman) May 8, 2013
One can visit www.stockman2014.com and enter to win a fine semi-automatic modern musket.
Of course there was backlash. Democrat National Committee Communications Director Brad Woodhouse reacted to the news of Stockman's generosity by blasting him via Twitter.
.@reelectstockman thanks for your concern for the feelings of the parents of 20 dead children in CT. Just had to pick that gun, huh?
— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) May 8, 2013
He and others berated Stockman over pushing the same weapon that was used in the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut back in December. I suppose if it were a DPMS or a Colt Ar-15 everything would be OK for liberals. Probably not, but they do like to pour on the guilty emotions, don't they?
Some followers though took up for Stockman. Linsman102 tweeted "and if the school had 1 guard on duty with an AR-15 those people would be alive today. A 'No Gun Zone' sign, BS."
Another chimed in, "How much would one of those teachers given to have one when Lanza came calling?"
Still another joked, "Will I have to do a background check?"
Well, you will have to go through a Federal Firearms License holder if you win. So yeah, you will have to have a background check. Someone please inform Barack Obama, Joe Biden and John Stewart that those things do take place when you purchase a gun at any FFL dealer.
UPDATE: I got this message once I entered:
Thanks for signing up for the free Bushmaster AR-15. Good luck!
As you know, I never have and never will compromise the right to keep
and bear arms. I'm proud to have a 100% lifetime rating from the NRA,
Gun Owners of America, the National Association for Gun Rights and
other pro-gun groups.
In just my first few weeks in Congress I have introduced bills to:
>> Overturn Obama's anti-gun Executive Orders (HR 410), with my friend Senator Rand Paul
>> Repeal so-called "Gun Free School Zones" (HR 35)
>> Oppose all anti-gun UN treaties (HR 575), and
>> Stop the government from confiscating the guns of veterans (HR 577)
That means Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg want to spend millions
to defeat me.
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