Asheville’s Citizen-Times.com reports,
A raffle definitely would have brought in money. Same for a breakfast fundraiser — like maybe eggs, bacon and biscuits at $25 a plate.
But for the Asheville Tea Party Political Action Committee, nothing quite says true American like the chance to blast a couple dozen rounds from an Uzi.
People showing up for the group’s “Machine Gun Social” will get to do just that while raising money to support candidates endorsed by the group in the November election, Chairwoman Jane Bilello said. . . .
The fundraiser will be held Sept. 29 at Bear Arms Indoor Range on Rosman Highway in Brevard, she said.
For $25, attendees can shoot a 30-round clip from a 9mm submachine gun such as an HK MP5 or Uzi, while $35 pays for use of an M16 and $50 gets the firepower of an AK-47. Pizza and drinks are included.
“I’ve never heard of anything like this,” said Chris Cooper, a political science professor at Western Carolina University. “I guess it’s not that big of a surprise. Different tea party chapters vary a good bit, but I think most are united in their belief about the economy and the problems of gun control.” . . .