Noem gets new rifle at GOP gathering in Arkansas

Marvin Winston Photography: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem receives a custom engraved Henry Big Boy lever-action rifle from Arkansas Lt. Gov., Tim Griffin at the 2021 Republican Party of Arkansas Reagan-Rockefeller Dinner on June 4. Noem spoke at the fundraising event for The Republican Party of Arkansas (RPA). Speculation is rising that Noem could run as a presidential candidate in 2024, and she would not be the first recipient of this custom rifle with sights set on the presidency. Past recipients include then-candidate Donald Trump, Sen. Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Trey Gowdy, Judge Jeanine Pirro and Mike Huckabee.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) – Gov. Kristi Noem traveled to Arkansas for a Republican gathering and came home with a new rifle.

KELO radio reported Wednesday that Noem traveled to Arkansas on Friday to give the keynote address at the annual Reagan-Rockefeller Day gathering. She received a .44 Magnum Henry Big Boy lever-action rifle as the keynote speaker. The rifle came with the Arkansas Republican Party logo on the stock.

Henry Repeating Rifles presents the gathering’s keynote speaker with a rifle every year. The company said in a news release that Noem is an avid outdoorswoman and a possible presidential candidate in 2024.

Noem last year posted an Instagram photo of herself wielding a flamethrower.



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