Republican lawmaker giving away same rifle used in Orlando massacre at fundraiser
He is now giving away two AR-15s instead of one to show how committed he is to his to spreading guns around.
State Rep. Andy Holt wrote a lengthy post on his Facebook page Monday bashing the media for asking if he’d still give away the same model of semi-automatic rifle used in the mass shooting in Orlando—as well as the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and in December’s terror attack in San Bernardino, California—as a prize at his “Hog Fest” fundraiser on June 25.
His original plan was to only give away one rifle, but because of the backlash from the media, he’ll give away two, according to WSMV.
“I’m furious that I get phone calls from the media asking me if I’m still going to give away an AR-15 at our HogFest, rather than asking me how many extra firearms I’ll be handing out to ensure people can protect themselves,” Holt wrote on Facebook. “After all, it was a bullet that stopped the terrorist. Amazing how so many seem to miss that fact.”