Virginia Republican candidate giving away rifle as part of campaign

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) – A Republican candidate for Virginia governor is giving away an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle as part of his

campaign. Prince William Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart announced the giveaway Saturday in a campaign email to

supporters to show his dedication to the Second Amendment. AR-15-style weapons and other assault-style rifles have been the

subject of fierce debate because of their use in mass shootings across the United States.

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