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AK-47 weighing you down? Unless you absolutely, positively have to kill everyone in the room, it's OK to accept a substitute. If you're one of 23 lucky entrants, you can trade in that bulky firearm for a free lightweight pistol, courtesy of The Daily Caller, the website owned by Fox News Channel (NWS) anchor Tucker Carlson.

The Daily Caller says it will give away one free FMK 9C1 9mm pistol every week until Election Day, November 6. Valued at $400, the freebie will come engraved with the Second Amendment, as well as the other, less freedom-loving tweaks to the Constitution.

The semiautomatic weighs 23.45 ounces without bullets and has a polymer frame and a "snag-free design ideal for concealed carry," the manufacturer says. Illinois is the only state that doesn't issue concealed-carry permits.

“Like most Americans outside Washington, DC, New York City, and most of our nation’s news rooms, large numbers of Daily Caller readers love guns," The Daily Caller publisher Neil Patel declares on the site.

Before you get too excited, note that should you win the giveaway, the gun won't come to your house. No, indeed. Winners will need to be US citizens, at least age 21, and "complete an ATF Form #4473 and pass a NICS [National Instant Criminal Background Check System] background check at their local firearms retailer that holds a valid Federal Firearms License." You will also need to pay any fees your local gun seller charges for background checks and gun transfer, and it's the gun shop that will ultimately give you the weapon, should you pass muster, not The Daily Caller.

The online reaction to the giveaway has ranged from ecstatic to less-than-ecstatic. "Liberals are in Season right now," @clyde gray swindell notes on the contest website, while Atlantic Wire commenter @tstev suggests: "Daily Caller should give away hoodies instead of guns because guns don't kill while hoodies do! I wonder what Daily Caller would do if one their guns that they give away kills someone?"
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