ROME, Ga. - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene's recent gun giveaway slammed President Joe Biden's administration for its withdrawal from Afghanistan, celebrated the Second Amendment and also raised money for her re-election campaign. And if that wasn't enough, the video of her blowing up a baby-blue electric Prius labeled "socialism" with the powerful .50-caliber rifle brought more buzz and media attention from both her fans and detractors.
Even several weeks after the contest ended and the .50-caliber rifle was awarded, Greene's gun giveaway remained a prominent feature of the Congresswoman's "Shall not be Infringed" Second Amendment and American freedoms rally held in Rome last weekend.
Footage from the car shooting was part of the video played to pump up the crowd before she spoke. And two of the guest speakers at the rally couldn't help but ask her about the outcome of the giveaway of a Barrett M82A1 valued at $10,000.
"Who got the .50 cal?" asked Don Neuen, host of a conservative commentary show called "Cowboy Logic," almost immediately after Greene joined him and his wife/co-host on stage.
Dressed in blue jeans, a large cowboy hat and equally large oval belt buckle, Neuen told the crowd the couple drove up from a small Georgia farming community called Talmo.
"The guy in Kentucky, he won it," Greene said. "We had so many people enter the drawing for the .50 cal. I don't know if you guys saw the .50 cal that was given away? Amazing gun."
Also dressed in jeans, a large cowboy hat, and big belt buckle, Neuen's wife, Donna, piped in and asked Greene how her shoulder felt after shooting the nearly 5-foot-long rifle. Greene said it didn't hurt at all, because it's built so well.
The campaign did not fully identify the winner of the rifle at the rally or on social media. A spokesperson said the campaign was trying to protect his anonymity. The Times Free Press followed up with a reminder that the sweepstakes rules require the release of the name. The winner was then identified as Don Ahlman from Kentucky. He couldn't be reached for comment.