After spilling tears on the carpet laughing about this and managing to pick myself up off the floor, I couldn’t help but mention the Republican Party of New Hampshire’s new fundraiser. Wait for it…..


According to Reuters, “The Manchester Republican Committee is inviting party members and their families to a ‘Machine Gun Shoot’ where, for $25 plus ammunition, supporters can spend a day trying out automatic weapons.”

Oh, folks. This one is just a tickler. This one is just great. One only needs to picture the faces of the anti-gun lobby upon hearing this news to be overcome with mirth. And I love the way the organizer describes it: “It’s a fun day. It’s a family day. It’s quite exciting.” Pitch that against the opinion of Chris Pappas, the local Democratic party chairman: “It is downright offensive.”

Interestingly, the state of New Hampshire is regarded among some libertarians to have the strongest libertarian credentials, and was chosen by the members of the Free State Project to be the place they hope to start a truly libertarian society.

It’s certainly living up to its reputation (though it should have been a Libertarian Party event rather than a Republican one). In any case, this just made my day.

John Wright