A candidate vying for the second congressional district seat in Kansas is getting pushback on social media for a controversial campaign promotion in which he is giving away the same make and model of gun that was used in this week’s deadly school shooting in Florida. .
Marine veteran Tyler Tannahill is giving away an AR-15 and he hasn’t stopped the contest despite the shooting in Florida that killed 17 people. Authorities say the 19-year-old shooting suspect in Parkland, Florida, was using an AR-15 to carry out the shooting.
Despite social media backlash, Tannahill says his campaign is continuing the gun giveaway in support of the Second Amendment despite being heartbroken over the mass shooting in Florida.
As an avid sportsman, I'm excited to announce our first AR-15 Giveaway! You can earn multiple entries and no purchase is necessary to win! Enter today: https://t.co/YH6iCluNTz #KS02 #ksleg #2a #GunGiveaway pic.twitter.com/qpYTpPuk4Y
— Tyler Tannahill (@TannahillTweets) February 13, 2018