Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sen. Brian Nieves Giving Away Assault Rifle to A Supporter, Seeks "Sniper Level" Sponsors

Posted By on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge State Senator Brian Nieves. - VIA YOUTUBE/ PROGRESS MISSOURI

State Senator Brian Nieves has come up with a new way to express his unconditional love of guns. Nieves, a proud backer of "the most Hard Core 2nd Amendment Bill" -- which Missouri Republicans will try and pass tomorrow -- is now advertising a gun-themed fundraiser that includes some sort of assault rifle raffle and an opportunity to be a "Sniper Level Sponsor."

Nieves, who represents parts of Franklin and St. Louis counties, does not shy away from controversial and potentially offensive Facebook posts and is this week emphasizing his appreciation of firearms with some bizarre offers.

See also: Senator Brian Nieves Writes Insane E-Mails to Constituent Who Doesn't Want His Newsletters

Here's a screenshot of the event invite from Facebook:

click to enlarge VIA FACEBOOK

There are evidently all sorts of different sponsorship options, including the "$1,500 Sniper Level Sponsor," which gets folks: "Four Shooter Packages, Six Station Sponsorships and SIX of only Fifty Chances ($100 each) at the Sig Sauer 516 PatrolAR15! (Sniper Package is a $1,900 Value!"

click to enlarge VIA FACEBOOK

Don't miss the postscripts for the Most Intense 2A Lovers out there:

P.S. - If you are an actual Constituent of the 26th District OR a True Blue Lover of our 2nd Amendment... You "May" be eligible for special pricing!!

P.P.S.S. - Somebody will be going home from this even with a Brand New Sig Sauer 516 Patrol!! Look it up folks - It's a Top of the line AR!!

The gun up for grabs looks something like this:

click to enlarge RIDZUAN AZIZ PHOTO VIA

Some critics in Missouri found the event invite, especially the "sniper" label, a bit...off putting:

It also earned him some Huffington Post scrutiny yesterday.

Nieves, in his typical fashion, doesn't know why everyone is so OBSESSED with him:


The state senator has been a (literally) very loud proponent of gun rights and is currently most concerned about the "people who don't believe in hunting" trying to "figuratively mount [his] head on their wall."

His latest rant relates to House Bill 436 (the Second Amendment Preservation Act, which you can read about it in our earlier coverage here):


Nieves did not respond to a request for comment from Daily RFT yesterday.

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