Georgia gun group giving away free AR-15 to oppose gun control

By David Edwards
Monday, January 14, 2013 14:03 EDT
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A pro-Second Amendment group in Georgia has partnered with a gun shop in the state to give away a free AR-15 assault rifle — like the one used to slaughter 20 children in Newtown last month — in an effort to oppose new gun control legislation.

In a press release obtained by Mother Jones on Monday, Georgia Gun Owners said that it would be providing one AR-15 courtesy of Armistead Arms in Alpharetta “to alert, activate and mobilize gun owners in every corner of the state to oppose the Feinstein Gun Ban and others being touted in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere across the country.”

An entry form for the giveaway explains that “[f]irearms prize winners must meet all legal requirements and will be subject to a dealer’s background check.”

In addition to opposing Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) proposed assault weapons ban, Georgia Gun Owners also recently encouraged its members to support a Georgia bill that would allow gun owners to have a concealed weapon without a permit.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Chief Willie Lovett told WTVM that he was “totally opposed” to doing away with concealed-carry permits because it just made things “easier for criminals.”

“To confront someone who shouldn’t have a weapon at all, yet, not know if they have a permit for that weapon puts us in a bad situation,” Lovett explained.

Watch this assault weapons advertisement from the Armistead Armory, uploaded in December 2012.

A Bigger Gun – 11-5 from Armistead Armory on Vimeo.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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