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Lawmaker defends AR-15 giveaway, ‘a crazed Muslim terrorist’ shouldn’t ‘change the plans’
(CNN) -- A Tennessee state lawmaker is defending his plans Friday to give away firearms closely following the terror attack in Orlando, arguing that "a crazed Muslim terrorist" shouldn't "change the plans or activities that we have as Americans." Republican State Rep. Andy Holt planned a campaign event featuring a giveaway of two AR-15 rifles -- a firearm that advocates for stricter gun regulations have made a symbol of out-of-control gun proliferation -- before Orlando's deadly mass shooting at a gay nightclub over the weekend.