Some residents in parts of Florida are calling a congressional candidate's plan to give away an AR rifle on July Fourth is insensitive, while others are pretty happy about it, according to this story from news4jax.com.
Greg Evers is the state Senator running for Congress who has announced this week he will give away a brand new AR-15 rifle, the type of rifle used in the Orlando attack that has reignited the debate of a so-called “assault weapon” ban.
“Not really, because this is the Second Amendment we’re talking about,” Evers replied.
Though the story doesn't specify the rifle's make and model, it says "the gun is top of the line, valued at just under $2,000. The Second Amendment is printed on the lower portion of the rifle."
To be eligible to win the rifle, an individual has to live in the First Congressional district and pass a normal NICS background check, and that's about it. The story doesn't say where or how Evers will draw the winner.