Congressional Candidate Giving Away Rifle

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Conrad Reynolds of Conway, a retired Army colonel and Republican candidate for Arkansas’ Second Congressional District, is giving away an AR-15 rifle, according to a news release on Monday (April 7).

Reynolds is seeking the seat being vacated by Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark. At campaign events, he is offering “wooden nickels” that have a serial number on them to be used during registration on his website.

“I believe in the second amendment wholeheartedly,” Reynolds said in the news release. “I understand that the Second Amendment isn’t about hunting, but about letting the citizens of the U.S. protect themselves and their property. What better way to show my support for the second amendment than to give away a rifle?”

The winner of the AR-15 rifle will be announced on Reynolds’ website on the day of the May 20 primary election. More information can be found by clicking here. 


  • ps

    This guy will cater to all the gun lovers votes, and then once he gets in congress he’ll tell you he’s doing the work of the American people and that he’s different from democrats instead he’s just lining his pockets from gun lobbiest and other big corporations.There is more millionares in congress than ever before that goes for both democrats and republicans. The fact is the gap between the rich and poor just keeps growing, and the politicians we vote into office keep passing laws to protect big corporations and the rich. There is bigger issues that need to be addressed than being able to own a gun like poverty, lack of education or proper funding for education. Our country is behind so many other countries in education and nobody wants to address that. Our educators our under paid and yet all we can focus on is our gun laws. It’s no wonder why other countries laugh at us. Also what about the fact that we are losing jobs to countries with cheaper labor? Come on people wake up don’t let people cater to this issues anymore. Have them address real issues that affect our quality of life. Call me crazy, but I think something is wrong with our country when someone goes into congress and then becomes a millionare. Good for him to run his campaign on gun rights instead of addressing real issues.

  • John Johnson Jr.

    Ok, I found it. I wonder if this could be considered a “lottery”. I am not an attorney nor do I want this to come across as legal advice. I am merely asking a question. Hopefully, someone with knowledge can answer this question. If I read this correctly a lottery is based on chance, consideration and a prize. I wonder if requiring the person to obtain a special “wooden nickel” could be deemed”consideration” since it requires a person to do something in order to obtain it?

    5-66-119. Lottery — Promotion through sales.

    (a) (1) Any person who in this state, directly or indirectly, sets up, promotes, engages in, or in any manner participates in any plan, scheme, device, or other means, either alone or in concert with any other person, firm, or corporation, either within or without the State of Arkansas, in which goods, property, or any other thing of value is sold to any person, firm, or corporation for any consideration, either cash or otherwise, and upon the further consideration that the purchaser agrees to obtain one (1) or more persons to participate in the plan, scheme, device, or other means by making a similar purchase and a similar agreement to secure one (1) or more other persons to participate in the plan, scheme, device, or other means in the same manner, each purchaser being given the right to obtain money, credits, goods, or some other thing of value, depending upon the number of persons joining in or participating in the plan, scheme, device, or other means, is declared to have set up, promoted, engaged in, or participated in a lottery, which is declared to be unlawful.

    (2) The promotion, engaging in, or participation in the plan, scheme, device, or other means described in subdivision (a)(1) of this section is punishable as provided in this section.

    (b) (1) Upon a complaint filed by any interested person, on relation of the State of Arkansas, the Attorney General, or any prosecuting attorney of any county where a plan, scheme, device, or other means described in subdivision (a)(1) of this section is proposed, promoted, operated, engaged in, or participated in, the circuit court of the county where the plan, scheme, device, or other means described in subdivision (a)(1) of this section is set up, proposed, operated, promoted, engaged in, or participated in may enjoin the further operation, promotion of, engagement, or participation in the plan, scheme, device, or other means.

    (2) Any injunction under subdivision (b)(1) of this section may be granted without bond furnished by the plaintiff, and the circuit court may make further orders touching upon the subject matter as it may find necessary and desirable.

    (c) (1) The General Assembly recognizes that:

    (A) The present laws relating to lotteries are vague in certain areas and, although designed to prohibit the operation of lotteries in the state, may be interpreted to prohibit even the printing of lottery tickets by companies in this state for distribution in other states where lotteries are legal;

    (B) There are companies in this state that print various types of tickets, stamps, tags, coupon books, and similar devices and that may be interested in printing lottery tickets for states where lotteries are lawful; and

    (C) It is the intent and purpose of this subsection to clarify the present law relating to lotteries to specifically permit businesses in Arkansas to print lottery tickets for use in states where lotteries are lawful.

    (2) (A) The printing or other production of lottery tickets by a business located in Arkansas for use in a state where a lottery is permitted is declared to be lawful.

    (B) Nothing contained in this section and § 5-66-119 or any other law shall be construed to make printing or production of lottery tickets described in subdivision (c)(2)(A) of this section unlawful.

    (d) Any person who violates a provision of this section commits a Class D felony.

    HISTORY: Acts 1961, No. 49, §§ 1-3; 1975, No. 928, § 10; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 41-3285 — 41-3287; Acts 1987, No. 835, §§ 1, 2.

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