Texas Congressman Raffling Off Same Type Of Assault Rifle Used At Sandy Hook

Rep. Steve Stockman’s (R-TX) official campaign Twitter account sent out a series of tweets on Wednesday evening offering one lucky American the chance to win an assault rifle. Not just any assault rifle, though, Stockman is offering the Bushmaster AR-15, the same rifle used in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT:

In fairness to Stockman, his gun raffle is unusually compliant with federal law for someone who has threatened to work towards impeaching President Obama for seeking to expand background checks. According to the official rules listed on the campaign’s website, the newly minted assault rifle owner will have to go through this same supposed imposition on their freedom:

Firearms prizes must be claimed through a licensed firearms dealer in accordance with federal, state and local law. Firearms prize winners must meet all legal requirements and will be subject to a dealer’s background check.

This isn’t the first time Stockman’s campaign account pulled an outlandish stunt to gain donations or grow its email list. In April, the account sent out word that Stockman would be offering bumper stickers that read “If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted.”