Place A Vote, Get A Gun
October 26, 2012 by Bryan Nash
If you live in the Atlanta area, voting on Nov. 6 might get you a free gun, according to several billboards around the city. Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna, Ga., is running a controversial promotion.
The store has put up eight billboards in the Atlanta area advertising a raffle. If you bring in a voter sticker, you’ll be placed in a drawing with a chance to win a Glock handgun or Browning rifle.
State Senator Vincent Fort, a Democrat, filed a complaint on Tuesday with the Secretary of State. Fort said that the promotion violates a State law that prevents people from offering money or gifts in exchange for voting.
“I immediately knew it was illegal,” Fort told CNN.
Jay Wallace, owner of Adventure Outdoors, says he just wants people to be involved politically.
“It’s getting people involved in the political process,” he said. “Take an interest in your government. See what your politicians are doing.”
After receiving letters from the Secretary of State, Wallace revised the promotion. Now, anyone can participate, not just voters.
However, the billboards have stayed the same, which read: “Vote. Win A Rifle.”
“I wish they would fully comply with the law by changing the wording on the billboards,” Fort said.