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Florida senator creates contest, winner gets custom assault rifle

Sen. Greg Evers (R)
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Nearly two weeks after a gunman forced his way into the Florida LGBT nightclub Pulse and killed 49 people with an MCX assault rifle (left top), a Florida senator is giving one away in a social media contest reports Gay Star News

Sen. Greg Evers (R) is vying for a seat in the 1st Congressional District and as a part of his campaign he created the “Homeland Defender Giveaway,” the prize being an engraved AR-15 (below left).

“The rifle proudly displays the 2nd amendment on the right side of the receiver,” Evers’ writes on his website.

The contest rules say that anyone can enter as long as they are 18-years-old, and are a resident of the district. Entrants must also meet all Florida firearm ownership rules and regulations.

Potential winners need only to “like” the Evers for Congress Facebook page and share it.  

“With terrorism incidents on the rise, both at home and abroad, protecting our constitutional rights has never been more important,” Evers explains on his site. “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.”

Facebook has removed some of the contest postings after one reader reported the contest "promotes graphic violence," a violation of Facebook's  regulations. 

A winner will be selected on July 4.