The Sunlight Foundation says Missouri Rep. John McCaherty’s campaign is auctioning a .223 caliber AR-15 semi-automatic “assault” rifle Aug. 27 to raise money.
Tickets cost $25, and 200 are available, according to a handbill for the event posted by the foundation. Click here for a link to McCaherty’s website announcing the auction.
In my opinion, auctioning off an assault rifle to the highest bidder is never a good idea. But there is one little fact that pushes this from “bad idea” into “monumentally stupid idea” territory.
Suspected Aurora, Co. killer James Holmes used a .223 AR-15 according to reports.