A Maryland man was named the winner Wednesday of a controversial gun giveaway by Republican Senate hopeful Paul Broun.
Broun’s campaign announced on Facebook that “Alexander B.” of Hagerstown, Maryland had won its raffle for an AR-15, which the Athens Republican called a “symbol of liberty.”
But there’s just one problem: that weapon, among other assault rifles with a folding stock and flash suppressor, was banned in October by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.
Broun’s campaign said it was launching a second gun giveaway, in which the winner could choose between a pistol and a second assault rifle, today.