Pro Gun Group Raffles Off AR-15 To Spite Democratic Presidential Candidate

Oct 15, 2019

Three variations of the AR-15 rifle
Credit Associated Press

Several groups are using tonight's Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville to get their own messages across. 

Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow explains.



DNC Chair Tom Perez is touring Ohio to discuss several issues such as guns, labor, and women's rights.

As a counter response to the debate, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel will be hosting a "Women for Trump" event in a nearby suburb.


And the Buckeye Firearms Association is raffling off an AR-15, along with a special trigger and ammo. The group's Dean Rieck says this is in response to the candidates' stances on gun regulation, in particular Beto O'Rourke who said in the last debate "Hell yes we're gonna take your AR-15s."


Rieck: "We're saying 'Hell no we're not gonna let you do that."


A labor union group and an organization that advocates against taxes on feminine hygiene products both plan to hold demonstrations on campus.