North Carolina Gun Group Raffles Off AR-15 With Portrait Of Hillary Clinton

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A North Carolina gun rights group is raffling off an AR-15, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and a portrait of Hillary Clinton to raise money for Republican congressional candidates, CBS News reported Thursday.

In a post announcing the “Hillary Clinton Special,” Grass Roots North Carolina Treasurer Grant Gardner jokes that “what you do with the picture is between you and Hillary.”

“We won’t tell you what to do with the photo, but when we ran a picture of Hillary on the front of our newsletter, we heard it was very popular at the range,” Gardner added.

The political lobbying group plans to hold the drawing on Election Day, and will donate the funds to candidates running against Democratic state officials including Roy Cooper, Josh Stein and Deborah Ross.

In the promotion for the contest, Gardner relies on the claim made by Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans that Clinton plans to confiscate weapons from gun owners.

Grass Roots North Carolina warns that “there won’t be a gun (or ammunition) available for love or money” if Clinton wins and tells gun owners the contest may be “among the last chances” to obtain them.

Trump has falsely asserted that Clinton “wants to abolish the Second Amendment” and also joked that gun owners may be the only people capable of preventing her from implementing a liberal policy agenda.

The Republican nominee told supporters at a North Carolina rally that there was nothing voters could do from stopping her from appointing judges to the Supreme Court if she wins the election.

“Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is,” he added.

While Trump has insisted he was not suggesting gun owners kill his opponent, Republicans from Trump advisor Al Baldassaro to Ted Nugent to a West Virginia lawmaker have all called for Clinton to be executed.

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