Some feature oysters. Others feature river cruises, or golf outings, or the old standby — breakfast.
But state Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, is locked and loaded for campaign dollars, targeting firearms aficionados with his “Shootin’ the Bull with Bryce” fundraiser in Caroline County on Oct. 13.
“You are invited to spend the day with Senator Reeves enjoying barbecue and exercising your 2nd Amendment rights” says the email invitation, accompanied by a picture of the freshman lawmaker, a former Army Ranger and Prince William police detective turned insurance man, taking dead aim in a camouflage hat.
Lest anyone think there is not an educational component to all that “shootin,” Reeves is offering a concealed carry permit class as part of the days festivities. Tickets start at $100, but look what you get for a $5,000 sponsor donation:
* Shooting with Bryce on the pistol range
* 6 tickets to the barbecue
* 2 tickets for the concealed carry class
* Special Recongition
* 2 clips of your choice of 2 auto submachine guns
*2 clips of your choice of a weapon with a silencer
Cuccinelli, an avid shooter himself, will be on hand, according to the event email, as will other members of the Virginia General Assembly. The email is somewhat more cryptic on the exact location of Reeves’ event, saying only that it is in Caroline County.