Congressman Urges House Members To "Grab Free Donuts And Coffee Before Obama Grabs Your Gun!"

Ted Nugent’s favorite lawmaker, Rep. Steve Stockman, produces best email subject line of the week.

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Stockman is urging his colleagues to “Grab free donuts and coffee before Obama grabs your gun!” when they attend a breakfast briefing with gun rights activists.

Stockman’s whimsical headline came in a “dear colleague” letter to other members of the House in support of a Gun Owners of America event on Capitol Hill. The meeting is designed to discuss the dangers of gun-free school zones.

According to the “e-Dear Colleague” — which is, in fact, a thing — guests include “Rob Young, school shooting victim and pro-gun cop [and] Larry Parry, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, debunked Piers Morgan.”

The letter isn’t the first time Stockman, a conservative lawmaker from Texas, has demonstrated a flair for the dramatic: earlier this month he invited rocker Ted Nugent — who famously threatened violence last year if President Obama was reelected — to be his guest at Obama’s State of the Union Address.

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John Stanton is the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for BuzzFeed News. In 2014, Stanton was a recipient of the National Press Foundation’s 2014 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress.
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