S.C. Republican Gives Away AK-47 at ‘Machine Gun Social’

September 29, 2009

(ChattahBox)—A South Carolina man running for state office for Adjutant General, is afraid that ‘the liberals’ may come and take away his guns. And to make his point, Dean Allen held a fundraiser at a shooting range on Saturday, that he dubbed a ‘machine gun social,’ where attendees had the chance to win their very own semi-automatic AK-47.

An ad for the event posted on YouTube announced that for $25.00, attendees would enjoy a barbecue lunch and be given a “20 round clip to shoot in your choice of 4 machine guns.” And one lucky attendee would walk away with a gift certificate for a $700 AK-47.

The YouTube ad also “joked” that the event provided 10 minutes of training, “So you don’t shoot a right-wing radical by mistake.”

On Saturday, about 500 people showed up at the ‘machine gun social’ held at an indoor shooting range in Greenville.

Allen likes to stand out from the crowd. “I like to tell people I’m not the country club conservative,” Allen told the Greenville News. “I’m the machine gun one.”

Allen is a decorated Korean and Vietnam war veteran and described his “machine gun social,” as a way to celebrate the Second Amendment.

“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,” said Allen.

The event was the brainchild of Nicole Cobb, spokesman for Allen’s consulting firm Dark Horse Strategy Group. Cobb said her firm likes to stage original events for candidates “who are true conservatives.”


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