By: Teresa Mull

Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-Clermont), a friend of GPM and strong Second Amendment advocate, is proving his support for gun rights in a big way: He’s giving supporters the chance to win an AR-15 as part of his run for a Congressional seat.

“The lawmaker announced he’s giving away a locally-made AR-15 rifle to one lucky winner,” reports Fox35 Orlando. “Just submit your name on the website and you’re entered to win.”

Sabatini has championed many conservative causes and has been an outspoken leader in gun rights initiatives in the Sunshine State. GPM has reported on the rep’s efforts to enable students to carry firearms on campus, to repeal Florida’s so-called “emergency gun ban bill,” red flag gun confiscation, and other gun control, and his ongoing push to get Constitutional Carry passed.

According to Fox35, the news station,…asked if this was a tactic to raise money for his Congressional campaign. He says of course donations are welcome, but “money’s really not the issue. The issue is about getting people involved in the campaign, focusing on the message of the campaign. The message being here a robust defense of our civil liberties and civil rights.”

Teresa Mull ([email protected]) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.