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You get a gun, and you get a gun, every-body-gets-a-gun!
OK, the Daily Caller isn't exactly going that far, but the conservative D.C. website founded by Tucker Carlson is doing something akin to an Oprah impression, that is if some members of Oprah's audience secretly always dreamed of holding their very own Bill-of-Rights-engraved handgun. (Given the size of her following, we won't rule out that possibility.)
The political website announced Thursday that it will handout one 9mm handgun every week between now and Nov. 6. In what we're guessing isn't exactly a coincidence, that date so happens to be Election Day.
"Like most Americans outside Washington, D.C., New York City and most of our nation's news rooms, large numbers of Daily Caller readers love guns," Neil Patel, the website's publisher and a former policy adviser to Dick Cheney, said in a press release touting the promotional giveaway.
When asked by Yahoo! News if it was really a good idea to give away guns to readers, Carlson responded via email: "Seems obvious. Why wouldn't it be a good idea? We trust our readers."
The model in question, the FMK9C1, was designed by California-based FMK Firearms and comes engraved with the Bill of Rights. (Slate's Dave Weigel has more on the controversial man behind FMK Firearms and Carlson's take on him here.) To enter, readers need to sign up to receive email updates from the online publication.
Unsurprisingly, news of the announcement isn't sitting too well with liberals. But given the Daily Caller's plans to unveil a new "Guns and Gear" section "devoted to Second Amendment issues and firearms product news and reviews," the promo and any surrounding controversy isn't likely to hurt the outlet among the gun lovers it's coveting.