Mitch McConnell takes CPAC stage holding a rifle as ‘Living on a Prayer’ plays

By David Edwards
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:15 EDT
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Mitch McConnell at CPAC
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) came to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday packing heat.

As Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” played, McConnell walked onto the stage holding a rifle over his head.

According to ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, the gun was presented to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) as a “lifetime achievement award from the NRA.” The Oklahoma Republican has announced that he will retire at the end of this year.

Last year, Democrat opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes shared of photo of her firing a rifle and invited McConnell to go shooting.

Watch the video below from CPAC, broadcast March 6, 2014.

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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