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“Second Amendment Money Bomb”

Clinton, S.C. – February 2, 2010 – State Representative Jeff Duncan, candidate for South Carolina’s Third Congressional District and Second Amendment advocate, announced today his campaign will conduct a “Second Amendment Money Bomb” event on February 25th.  The event will mark the 174th anniversary of the first patent for the Colt Revolver.

“I keep my voter registration card in my gun case because one protects the other”, Duncan said.  “I am dedicated to protecting all Americans’ Second Amendment rights as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.  Celebrating the anniversary of the Colt Revolver’s first patent is a great way to remind Washington of the importance of upholding our constitutional right to bear arms.”

The Colt Revolver patented by Samuel Colt in 1836, helped revolutionize the firearm industry in the United States.  Being one of the first mass produced handguns, the Colt Revolver made gun ownership an affordable choice for nearly all Americans.  Duncan is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and has raised nearly a million dollars for organizations like Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Congressional Sportsman’s Foundation.

“South Carolinians, like many Americans, are very concerned about liberal leaders in Washington limiting gun ownership for law abiding citizens,” stated Duncan.  “When I am elected to Congress by the people of the Third Congressional District, I will lead the fight against any political leader who tries to hamper our Second Amendment rights.”

The term ‘money bomb’ was coined in recent years to refer to an online fundraising event for a political candidate or cause.  They have become successful ways for candidates to raise large amounts of money in a short period of time using the internet.  During the 2008 Presidential election, Congressman Ron Paul raised over $6 million during a 24-hour period.  Most recently, Senator-elect Scott Brown raised over one million dollars before his victory in the Massachusetts special election.  Rep. Duncan is asking his supporters to contribute on his website www.JeffDuncan.com and distinguish their donation by adding 45 cents (symbolizing the famous .45 caliber) to the value of their intended contribution.