GOP Senate Candidate Celebrates Second Amendment Win With A Controversial Raffle

Posted: Jul 24, 2018 5:55 PM

In light of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)'s recent settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) over 3-D printed guns, Missouri Senate Candidate Austin Petersen on Tuesday announced his campaign's latest raffle of a Ghost Gunner 2. The CNC machine is able to print various parts of a firearm.

Here's what the giveaway page says:

Your right to bear arms is a fundamental, unalienable right protected by the Second Amendment. The government has no power to take away your means of self-defense.

Austin Petersen will always be a strong ally of the Second Amendment, and we know you will be too. That's why, when you add your name to this petition and stand up to defend the Second Amendment, we'll add your name into a raffle to win a Ghost Gunner 2.

The Ghost Gunner 2 is device which allows you to build an untraceable AR-15 80% lower with ease. No paperwork/registration are needed.

All you have to do is add your name. Yes, it really is that simple. No strings attached.

According to the Petersen campaign, this giveaway is one way he shows his commitment to the Second Amendment.

“Unlike my primary opponent Josh Hawley who supports the regulation of firearms accessories, I have absolutely no compromise to offer on your Second Amendment rights,” Petersen said in a statement. “This technology, as well as the victory of Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed, are a step in the right direction towards expanding rights for gun owners in the U.S.”

SAF's settlement with the DOJ allows organizations to publish gun design plans, files and 3D drawings in any form and exempting them from export restrictions.

Petersen was previously banned from Facebook for holding a raffle for an AR-15.