A group backing the recall of state lawmakers who support gun control is auctioning off an AR-15, the same type of gun used in the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo.
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a gun advocacy group, is giving away a Stag Arms Model 8TL AR-15. When survivors of the Aurora shooting held a remembrance ceremony in July, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners held a nearby protest opposing new firearms restrictions.
The group supports the recall of state Sen. Evie Hudak (D) and has decided to specifically raffle the gun "in celebration of a third gun-grabbing state senator being recalled."
Hudak's opponents have until Dec. 3 to submit the required 18,900 signatures to force a recall election.
If recalled, Hudak -- who voted for gun control bills that passed in Colorado's last legislative session -- would be the third senator to be ousted in Colorado on the issue. The other senators, state Senate President John Morse (D) and state Sen. Angela Giron (D), were both booted from their seats in September, a recall election that cost $3.5 million with involvement from the National Rifle Association on one side and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) on the other.
The raffle comes amid Aurora shooting pre-trial hearings.
Danielle Thompson, press secretary for the National Association for Gun Rights, tweeted about the auction Tuesday:
The auction message includes a plea to help roll back gun control in Colorado with suggested contributions of $15, $25 and $50.
"Every dollar that you contribute can make a huge difference, and we’ll put it straight into fights that hold anti-gun politicians accountable, including the current, ongoing recall of gun-grabbing State Senator Evie Hudak," writes executive director Dudley Brown. The winner will be drawn on Nov. 8.
Read the full Rocky Mountain Gun Owners auction message:
Dear Fellow Patriot,
In celebration of a third gun-grabbing state senator being recalled, RMGO is giving you the chance to win an AR-15!
RMGO is giving away a Stag Arms Model 8TL AR-15, a piston-driven rifle that will make a great addition to your gun collection!
The drawing will be held on Friday, November 8th, and the winner will be contacted and announced that same day, but you can’t win unless you sign up!
After you enter, please consider helping RMGO roll back gun control in Colorado by contributing $50, $25, or even $15 to the fight.
Every dollar that you contribute can make a huge difference, and we’ll put it straight into fights that hold anti-gun politicians accountable, including the current, ongoing recall of gun-grabbing State Senator Evie Hudak.
With that said, make sure you remember to sign up for the giveaway. You can’t win unless you enter the contest!