Friday, June 20, 2014

Dave Workman: EW candidate’s gun giveaway offer pays off with publicity

There are more than a few raised eyebrows in Eastern Washington over Congressional candidate Clint Didier’s offer to give away three firearms, reported yesterday by the Tri-City Herald and today by the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Didier, a former NFL player whose team, the Washington Redskins, just had their trademark of that name cancelled by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is a conservative Republican living in Eltopia. Nowadays, Didier is a farmer, and only one of several people running to succeed retiring Congressman Doc Hastings this fall.

However, he’s the only one offering to give away guns. In this case, two are Ruger LC9 pistols and the third is an AR-15 type rifle with a 30-round magazine and ammunition. Both newspapers noted that winners will have to follow all laws, including passing a background check.

If this is a publicity stunt, it’s a good one and it is already paying off. The Tri-City Herald reached out to other candidates running in the Aug. 5 primary, and Democrat Estakio Beltran of Yakima reportedly had this to say: “I am a strong upholder of the Constitution and fully support the Second Amendment rights of all Americans. However, as a congressional candidate, I am sensitive to the grief that many here in Washington may be feeling as a result of recent tragedies.”

More Here at Seattle Gun Rights Examiner

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