Alabama state representative Steve Hurst has found a way to combine three American favorites — parades, gun rights, and barbecues — in one float: a large revolver.
— Greg Varner (@varnergreg) April 21, 2014
The Republican lawmaker, who also runs Haynes Street Pawn and Gun Shop in Talladega, has been parading around the giant firearm at local events to get the word out on his campaign, and signal his strong support for the Second Amendment. Hurst was one of the voices behind the state’s recent “castle doctrine” law, according to the Alabama Media Group.
Thus far, the float has been well received and become a popular subject for photos, says Hurst, who purchased the barbecue/big gun a year ago.