Words just plain fail me.
Rachel Slajda | September 28, 2009, 3:44PM
A candidate for state office in South Carolina drew 500 people to a fundraiser Saturday that included the giveaway of a $700 AK-47 semiautomatic rifle.
Dean Allen charged $25 a pop for his "machine-gun social," which included the giveaway, 20 rounds to shoot in a machine gun of your choice and a barbecue, held at an indoor shooting range in Greenville. Allen, a Republican, is running for adjutant general, a position that includes administering the Army and Air National Guard, among other things.
"All of our rights ... are predicated on supporting the Second Amendment. That's what makes America a free country," he said today on MSNBC. (Video after the jump.)
"I like to tell people I'm not the country club conservative," Allen told the Greenville News. "I'm the machine gun one."
A web ad for the fundraiser says the event includes 10 minutes of training, "So you don't shoot a right-wing radical by mistake."
"This event is all about celebrating our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms," Allen told The Palmetto Scoop. "We are celebrating these rights in the hopes the liberals in this country never get the chance to take our Second Amendment rights away from us."
(In South Carolina, raffles are illegal, so a "free" entry for the giveaway was included with the fundraiser ticket.)
Please re-read my post of 3 Sep 2009. The Second Amendment is the 2d Amendment for a reason! My gentle snowflakes, someone, PLEASE, help me understand these people.
"Raffles are illegal," but giving away an AK-47 is OK?
Is there something in the water in South Carolina?
And this office--for which he is running--administers "the Army and Air National Guard?"
And I thought Oklahoma was a scary place to live!