Tuesday, September 29, 2009

S.C. Candidate’s Machine Gun Rally Makes National News

The CNN headline reads “Candidate Uses AK-47 to Raise Cash” – and that’s part of the draw, but the machine gun shoot has to be at least as big a draw as well! According to a local news affiliate Dean Allen, a candidate for South Carolina’s Adjutant General, wanted to show his support for the Second Amendment while holding a fund raiser for his campaign as well. Attendees got a chance to fire a machine gun (a real fully-automatic one) and were entered into the raffle for the semi-automatic AK clone valued at nearly $700.

Honestly, it’s good to see candidates embracing the Second Amendment. Unfortunately most of the candidates that are unabashed Second Amendment supporters are confined to rural areas or for obscure state offices. South Carolina is alone among the states in appointing an Adjutant General. According to the article, “the office has authority over the state’s defense forces, including the South Carolina National Guard.”

Here’s hoping Second Amendment supporters make a strong showing in the 2010 mid-term elections and the 2012 primary season.

Until next time!!!

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