A Republican state senator from Missouri plans to give away an assault rifle during a fundraiser he is hosting in October. Sen. Brian Nieves will be handing out a new Sig Sauer 516 Patrol AR-15 on the second day of the “2nd Amendment Sporting Clays Fundraiser.” Different models of the AR-15 were used during the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. Nieves wants Missouri lawmakers to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation nullifying federal gun laws in the state, The Huffington Post reported.
According the to event’s Facebook page, there are a number of different gun-themed sponsorship opportunities that are available, including "sniper level" sponsorship which costs $1,500.
Here’s the complete list:
$150 Station Sponsor: Signage at Shooting Stations (similar to hole sponsor in golf tourney)
$250 Beverage Sponsor: Prominent Advertising of Company or Entity in Beverage Area
$500 Lunch Sponsor: Prominent Advertising of Company or Entity throughout Lunch Area.
$750 Sharp Shooter Event Sponsor: Four Shooter Packages & Three Station Sponsorships. (Sharp Shooter Packages is an$850 Value!)
$1,000 Marksman Event Sponsor: Four Shooter Packages, Four Station Sponsorships and THREE of only Fifty Chances ($100 each) at the Sig Sauer 516 Patrol AR15! (Marksman Package is a $1,300 Value!)
$1,500 Sniper Level Sponsor: Four Shooter Packages, Six Station Sponsorships and SIX of only Fifty Chances ($100 each) at the Sig Sauer 516 PatrolAR15! (Sniper Package is a $1,900 Value!
The online invite also includes a note alerting Second Amendment supporters about discount deals and the gun giveaway.
P.S. - If you are an actual Constituent of the 26th District OR a True Blue Lover of our 2nd Amendment... You "May" be eligible for special pricing!!
P.P.S.S. - Somebody will be going home from this even [sic] with a Brand New Sig Sauer 516 Patrol!! Look it up folks - It's a Top of the line AR!!
Nieves failed to respond to calls to his legislative and campaign offices.