Republican congressman raffling off Bushmaster AR-15 rifle

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Rep. Steve Stockman participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, for the 113th Congress on Thursday, Jan....
Rep. Steve Stockman participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, for the 113th Congress on Thursday, Jan....
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A right-wing Republican congressman plans to giveaway “the gun Obama doesn’t want you to have.”

Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas’ 36th District is raffling off a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, his campaign tweeted on Thursday.

You don’t need to be an IRS agent to get your own Bushmaster AR-15. I’m giving one away for FREE on July 4! Sign up! stockman2014.com/ar-15-entry/

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@ReElectStockman) June 13, 2013


The gun is “almost impossible to find in stores” and it’s “the number one firearm on the gun banners’ wish list,” the website highlighted.

You don’t need to make a purchase or any donation to win, but “firearms prizes must be claimed through a licensed firearms dealer in accordance with federal, state and local law” and the prize is contingent on passing a background check, according to a disclaimer.

Stockman, who proudly touts his hardcore conservative credentials on his website, previously sponsored  bill to eliminate background checks, waiting periods and registration for gun purchases.

The National Rifle Association, the Gun Owners of America and the Texas State Rifle Association all give Stockman their stamp of approval.

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Republican congressman raffling off Bushmaster AR-15 rifle

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