And, as the embrace of Second Amendment rights often does, this event has just sickened Democrats:
Tired of the usual chicken dinners, the Manchester Republican Committee is planning to arm supporters next month with Uzis, M-16 rifles and other automatic weapons for a day of target practice at a Pelham firing range.
"The thought just struck me one day: a machine gun shoot. What the heck?" said Jerry Thibodeau, the committee chairman.
Thibodeau, who is himself a hunter and skeet shooter, pitched the Aug. 5 event as a fun social gathering, as well as a demonstration of the party's support for Second Amendment rights.
The concept prompted shudders across the political aisle. Chris Pappas, the city Democratic party chairman, called the event "not just in poor taste; it is downright offensive."The Republican presidential candidates were invited, but none will be making an appearance at the ostentatious show of firepower. And, before anyone gets their undergarments in a twist, the range will of course have 20 experts on hand to load guns and monitor shooters.
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