Va. gun owners go ballistic after NYC sues dealers Raffle is named after Big Apple mayor, who is not amused By Charisse Jones
Virginia gun enthusiasts aren't backing away from a scrum with the Big Apple.
They're calling it the "Bloomberg Gun GiveAway," named for Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, which has sued more than two dozen out-of-state gun dealers and fired up gun owners in the process.
Until March 31, customers who spend $100 at one of two Virginia stores become eligible to win a handgun or rifle in an April drawing, courtesy of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization.
"We decided to step up and take care of our own," says Philip Van Cleave, the League's president. "We're trying to drive business to these stores to help them cover the financial cost of being sued."
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