A fundraiser for a state senator from the St. Louis area is drawing fire.
State Senator Brian Nieves (R) plans to give raffle off an AR-15 assault rifle at a fundraiser in Pacific next month. Raffle tickets will go to supporters who give $1,000 or more at the October 12th event.
Critics accuse Nieves of stunting to draw support for an override of Nixon's veto of a controversial gun rights bill -- a bill that criminalizes the enforcement of federal gun laws in Missouri, and which Nieves sponsored.
But the Senator says this isn't the first time he's given away a gun at a fundraiser, its just the first AR-15.
Missouri lawmakers will gather in Jefferson City Wednesday and attempt to override a number of Nixon vetoes, including House Bill 436.
Nieves represents Franklin and western St. Louis Counties.