Republican State Sen. Hosts AR-15 Giveaway After Orlando Shooting

The winner will have to pass a background check.
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Republican State Sen. Hosts AR-15 Giveaway After Orlando Shooting

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Florida state senator and congressional candidate Greg Evers has decided to host a rifle giveaway.

It might not seem like the most obvious gesture after a mass shooting that involved a rifle, especially compared to recent attempts from Democratic lawmakers to tighten gun laws.

But Evers said in a Facebook post, "I’m not counting on Obama or Congress to protect me from terrorism, and neither should you."

The congressional hopeful said in the official giveaway post: "With Terrorism on the rise and liberals in Washington talking about taking away your 2nd Amendment Rights I decided to giveaway this custom AR-15. ... Let’s send the Washington Liberals a message."

The giveaway is hosted by his congressional campaign and is only open to people living in the district he's running in. There are a few more stipulations, too. After "liking" and "sharing" the post on Facebook, the winner will have to pass a background check.

This video includes images from Greg Evers for Congress and the State of Florida and clips from YouTube / Greg Evers for Senate D2 and C-SPAN.

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