Rather than go with a traditional steak fry, an Ohio state lawmaker has planned a “Machine Gun Social” to raise money for his campaign.
“This is a nice event,” state Rep. Ron Maag (R-OH) told the Cincinnati Enquirer for an article published on Tuesday. Scheduled for Oct. 23 at a nature center, his fundraiser will let people as young as teenagers shoot machine guns with the presence of an instructor, the paper reported.
The lawmaker’s Democratic opponent, Charlene Schneider, slammed the event in an op-ed earlier this week.
“It’s hard to imagine the words ‘machine gun’ and ‘social’ in the same sentence. It’s an oxymoron. It doesn’t jive,” she wrote.
But Maag told the Enquirer that the name “seemed like a catchy little phrase.” He also assured that the event is on the up and up.
“People need to understand. There’s doctors, there’s lawyers, there’s businessmen and women, there were judges, there were superintendents of schools,” he said.
The lawmaker hosted a similar event in the 2012.
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