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Congressional candidate launches AR-15 giveaway contest



What took so long?

State Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, a candidate for congressional District 1 in the Panhandle has launched a Facebook contest to give away an AR-15 rifle. To win the "Evers Homeland Defender Giveaway"  you must be a resident of the district be at least 18 and pass a background check. You merely need to "like" his Evers for Congress Facebook page.

“With terrorism incidents on the rise, both at home and abroad, protecting our constitutional rights has never been more important,” Evers said in a statement. “With all that’s happening in the world today, I’ve never felt stronger about the importance of the second amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now.” 

His press release on the weapon: Made by Advanced Tactical Solutions in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, the “Homeland Defender” features a billet aluminum lower and upper from VLTOR, BCM Gunfighter charging handle, Magpul MOE mid-length handguard, AAC QD 51 tooth-pinned flash hider, BCM Gunfighter Vertical Grip, Diamondhead rear flip up sights, Houge pistol grip, Blackhawk 5 position stock with built-in quick detach option, nickel boron bolt, and a Sig Romeo 4 optic. Chambered in 5.56mm, the rifle proudly displays the 2nd amendment on the right side of the receiver. 

[Last modified: Monday, June 20, 2016 9:43am]


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