Posted: 2:07 pm Friday, January 24th, 2014

Paul Broun’s latest campaign gadget is an AR-15 

By Jim Galloway

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun has decided the time has come for him to corner the Second Amendment market in the GOP race for U.S. Senate. He’s giving away an AR-15, the semi-automatic version of the U.S. military’s M16:

broun and his AR-15

From the email he just sent to supporters:

You see, it’s no secret that the Democrats and liberal media would love to take away our guns and mandate every aspect of our lives, but I refuse to let them get away with that. In fact, today, I have some exciting news for you.

Today, stand up with me and fight for our freedoms by joining our campaign’s contest to win a semi-automatic AR-15….

The contest ends on Thursday, February 27th, 2014.

***

In other “Coming soon to MSNBC” news, Buzzfeed got hold of a tracker video of Broun at a University of Georgia College Republicans event on Wednesday talking about airport screenings.

Broun, in a story he has told before, impugns the Transportation Security Administration’s screening practices by talking about a time he saw an elderly lady and a child searched, but a man in “Middle Eastern” dress “went right through.”

95 comments
karenggg
karenggg

All I know is I'm getting a Kevlar vest.  The paranoid numbnuts who are packing scare me. I could be walking down the street minding my own business and some wackjob  hears one of the voices in his head that tells him I'm a threat so he goes all "stand your ground" and shoots me.  Vests should be issued to every child and teacher in school....and to every black kid. 

JC2323
JC2323

I love how there is jobless liberals sitting behind their computers who are professing to be better than this guy. Just because he is giving a rifle away makes-that makes him automatically an idiot. You guys are funny. You are probably voting liberal and sitting at home leaching off unemployment. This man is an MD. Something 90% of the people bashing him here are not smart enough (or disciplined enough) to accomplish. So what, he is giving a gun away. This is America, might I remind you. Grow up and learn some grammar structure and spelling. Its ironic that you can call him an idiot, and at the same time, use the words "bare" (sleeveless) arms, "i am a super rich republicans, and bold EVERY BIG word to PROVE your POINT. A gun is not more dangerous than the person using it. 

Jim in Seattle
Jim in Seattle

it goes to show that even some doctors have a screw loose.  my bet is that he was at the bottom of his class in medical school.

firethrower
firethrower

Glad we have some in the medical profession that understands, if you can not protect yourself who will??

Mustang100
Mustang100

Ol Bern's drinking his with 2 straws!

Bernie31
Bernie31

The Funniest part of this whole Story is that many of You are unaware that a Number of Georgia Congressional Politicians who are Medical Doctors think Georgians are a STUPID and Backwards People. This is why they left their profitable Medical Practices to Prove that such a Thought is TRUE.

They think they are Smarter, Richer and more Intelligent than any of US, just because of their Professional status.  We have have Helped and aided in such a manner that more and more are getting into politics every passing year. These are Narcissistic and Egomaniac people who are only capable of Caring about themselves First, their Friends and Family only. Never The American People. We are viewed as Pawns in their Game to WIN all of the Marbles (money) for themselves.


Why we as a Group of Citizens continue to FALL for such BS is beyond me. Paul's little stunt is a classic example of such Superior Thinking. Paul knows the danger of Guns and what they represent in Healthcare. Paul is trying to appeal to MAN's basic emotion.....FEAR!

If Paul can keep ALL of Us in a STATE of FEAR to win VOTES, then Paul will have succeeded.

What Georgia will have gained is another Doctor Politician who thinks He is BETTER than the Rest of US. He will selfishly serve himself and his Needs while denying many of OURS at every turn. This is WHO Congressman from Georgia Paul Broun is.



Mustang100
Mustang100

I see Jim's KoolAid is still sour. Lock and Load!!!!!!!!!!!!

libincobb
libincobb

An AR 15 give away, so much better than running on a sound and reasonable platform.  They walk among us.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

Apparently, we have all been fooled.  This crack-pot is actually being supported by the Democrats.  If the Republicans can be fooled into nominating him, Michelle Nunn can give back her $3million campaign funds and go ahead and move to Washington.  Sorry - I am not nearly as skillful a strategist as the leaders of the party.  Looks like a superb strategy.  Support Paul Broun, M.D.

libincobb
libincobb

Is this part of the GOP's plan to re-brand themselves?

btn
btn

If he really wanted attention he would have his campaign create the biggest yard signs in the history of campaigning......

To be honest I am glad he went with the extra large campaign signs, I like to know the location of all the stupids in my neighborhood. 

jwawker
jwawker

According to Wikipedia this good Christian moral leader and family man is on his 4th wife. Just sayin...

mrob
mrob

Dear Patriot -


I, a sick M.D., have lost my freaking mind and I need your attention and votes. Could you please vote for me because I fear the US Government are trying to steal my rights to own my toy rifle.


As you can see, I give a damn about public education because i am a super rich republicans that have made it off the backs of sick poor people in my district that have many growing medical concerns. 


I believe public education is lost and there is no help to sustain it. But what we can sustain is our rights to bare arms. I need good patriots like yourself to give me your vote to repeal ObamaCare. My vision for job creation in Georgia is to attract gun manufacturing companies with huge tax incentives.


There are better days ahead for Georgia and will you join my dumb A### for a better Georgia and a better tomorrow.


mrob
mrob

This guy is a real dummy and he is desperate. Why not offer $2,000.00 in scholarship funds to help a poor black kid who family are living in poverty in his district and have dreams of attending college instead of giving away a semi-automatic rifle. Why not make the offer to a teacher who have gone the extra miles after school hours helping a poor student to learn and excel?


Was it his party that reduced public school funding and cut teachers salary?

Was it his party that are  trying to increase minority membership to his party?

Was it his party and his good ole buddy the "WRONG DEAL" that raise our taxes?


This fool rather have the poor and rural republicans think of fear and what a desperate move to attract voters.


A wrap doctor desperate for votes.

Georgian56
Georgian56

Can someone point me to a factual article, statement, anything that any Democratic representative at the national level actually advocated for a complete Gun Ban as stated by Mr. Broun?  "You see, it’s no secret that the Democrats and liberal media would love to take away our guns and mandate every aspect of our lives, but I refuse to let them get away with that. In fact, today, I have some exciting news for you."


As someone who leans Democrat I can honestly say I have never heard anyone actually advocate for a complete gun ban in the United States.  Certainly not from a national level, not from the White House, not from the Senate, not from the House.  A Ban on Semi-Automatic Weapons, absolutely.  But a ban on all guns from Americans?  Absolutely not.  Nobody would support that nor should they.


The Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms.  It does not specify what those Arms represent.  Americans can protect themselves and their property with hand guns and shot guns.  Nobody in their right mind requires an AR-15 to protect their property or family, nor do they require that weapon to hunt.


Now Mr. Broun, please direct me to a bill that has been brought forward by a "Liberal Democrat" to ban all guns in the United States.  You said it's not a secret, so please point me to the proof that this is actually a cause for concern for all Americans.  If you can't, well then you're just pandering and perpetuating a baseless lie.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

This guy is such a nut job.

If I won the contest I would probably privately sell the thing (no background check required) to a gang banger with a violent criminal record. We all know it is wrong...but it isn't illegal and Broun doesn't want to change that. Heck, I would throw in a few high capacity magazines.

After all...guns don't kill people. And when the second amendment was drafted I am sure the Founders were thinking about semi automatic, high capacity assault rifles. We would never have won the revolutionary war and without them.

bigdoggie1
bigdoggie1

ANYBODY who would go to that quack for medical advise deserves the outcome! 

bigdoggie1
bigdoggie1

I hope an African-American wins it. That's probably Broun's worst nightmare!

GaMama
GaMama

Please tell me Georgia isn't stupid enough to vote for this nut job.

Bernie31
Bernie31

So Dr.Broun, What is the NEXT ACT in your ongoing CLOWN SHOW? 

Watermelons for OBAMA.... ?????

That one should get You a LOT of Laughs, but Not many VOTES. Laughs are What You are Here For, RIGHT?   Certainly NOT SUBSTANCE...That will be Left for the Others.

uh...huh

Bernie31
Bernie31

Paul Broun A Wealthy Medical Doctor Congressman from SouthWest Rural Georgia...

Paul Now is Advocating in his Raffle  a Grand Prize to be given away an AR-15  Semi Automatic.

A Deadly Weapon Of Mass Destruction if in the Wrong Hands or The Mentally Unstable. For WHOM is this Weapon of Mass Killings For? Which American or Group of Americans, is it that Paul Thinks should be on the Receiving Fire END of such a WEAPON of DEATH, PAIN and INJURY? 

Georgia and America Surely Can Find a Better Political Leader Than Paul Broun.......

Paul has abandoned his Medical Oath for a New ONE.....Harm as Many as Americans First..Then Re-Load for more. 

There is Nothing Patriotic or Virtuous about Given away a WEAPON of Death.

uh..huh

cletis
cletis

2 more years of Obama and your goanna need that gun to defend your property lower class people were already desperate and committing crimes now the middle class which support this country are becoming desperate and will be cheating thanks to his spending antics

aladawg
aladawg

a new but temporary low for the morons now running the rep. party

JAWJA
JAWJA

We can do better than this.

EmpathyPeople
EmpathyPeople

I look forward to the day when we tell our children that this did happen. That people actually did things like this...how embarrassing.  


Why are their thoughts so shallow?

Hammond Bethree
Hammond Bethree

This is the same clown who two years ago stated "evolution is a lie from the pit of hell".  That's all anybody needs to know.  Sad that the state of Georgia should again be the laughingstock at this pinhead's expense.

Bernie31
Bernie31

America Wants and Needs Leaders...Paul Broun prefers Clowning before the American People further alienating Georgia Voters, who TIRE of such unflattering and unwanted Attention.

Why is that the Most Clownish Congressional members in America are Republicans? Did they NOT get enough attention from their MOTHERS, when they were Younger?

A Number of them Proudly hail from the Great State of Georgia...too!

nomaj
nomaj

Assault rifle raffle?  Broun is a sick tea party nincompoop. A disgrace.

DewieCheatem_n_Howe
DewieCheatem_n_Howe

And Broun gives yet another reason for crossover Democrats to vote for him in the primary.

Bernie31
Bernie31

In the Can of the Georgia Republican CHOCK FULL O' NUTS...Dr.Paul Broun,MD is the Nuttiest.

Paul's Oath is.... FIRST Do ALL the Harm....

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Typical posting statistics today on this blog on this Democratic party news outlet:

16 Democrat, 4 Republican, and 1 centrist poster.   (Lots of repeat posts mostly by Democrats for the current total of 37)

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

He can't. ..because it is a lie straight from the pit of hell.

bigdoggie1
bigdoggie1

@GaMama Oh, there are plenty of whack-jobs here who love anyone who loves guns, the bible (regardless of what the bible says about killing) and HATES Obama!

I'd call them Neanderthals, but that would be an insult to Neanderthals!

Bernie31
Bernie31

correction :


Paul Broun A Wealthy Medical Doctor Congressman from SouthEast Rural Georgia...

KendallA
KendallA

@Bernie31 I'll surely take that free one and add it along to the one I already have. Buy another 100 round drum, and be on the ready to protect my family when the government sic their minions on the American people for whatever reason. And while those of you who thinks that owning a "weapon of mass destruction" as you call it, is the wrong thing to do, even though those same government minions own those same weapons, my family and I will be relaxing, knowing at least we have somewhat a fighting chance!

Tom_B_II
Tom_B_II

@Bernie31 It is legal to own.  It is legal to give away.  AND, it is legal to use it for self-defense.  Too bad it's not an automatic.


GaMama
GaMama

@cletis You know why the record-profit, record stock market "Obama economy" isn't helping YOU?  Because tricke-down economics is a BIG FAT LIE. Tax the rich at Reagan-levels and INVEST in infrastructure and education..and GA could see the kind of recovery CA is.

Tom_B_II
Tom_B_II

@nomaj It is NOT an assault rifle.  An assault rifle is an automatic (military, M-16)   It is a semi-automatic rifle.  Don't let the liberals tell you otherwise.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@The_Centrist Is there a point to your comment, or are you just telling us how proud you are that you can now count to 37?

TBS
TBS

@The_CentristWho was the Centrist?


There is a not so Centrist who post here under the name of Centrist.


bwhahahaa


Is that the one?


You know you are a sad sack when you go counting comments through each column to see who is of what political ideology or not..

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Tom_B_II@Bernie31- Paul's Whole idea with this ill advised Plan is to ATTRACT The Whackos,Crazies, and Looney Tunes of Georgia to the Forefront. I doubt very seriously, Paul Broun  even OWNS a Hand Gun much less than a AR-15. For his Crowd of Doctor Friends gather at the Country Club Golf Course for a round a GOLF. 

Whereas the usual handlers and owners of AR-15's are Not those Paul would Socialize or be friends with. The AR-15 Crowd typically gathers at The Local WAFFLE HOUSE and Gun Range feeding on their FEAR.

A Place where Paul only drives by and NEVER EATS.

Just more RED MEAT for the Corn PONE drinking Hillbilly's of Georgia! Yum! YUM!

nomaj
nomaj

@Tom_B_II @nomaj 


Yeah, right. So you need a 30 round ammo clip to hunt deer?  This weapon is made for killing lots of humans.

HitechRedneck
HitechRedneck

@Bernie31You should not poke fun at rednecks, not all of us are uneducated illiterates. One thing that most of us do share is we grow your food. There is an old saying you should ponder "Don't cuss the farmer with your mouth full".

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