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It Only Costs $50,000 to Shoot Machine Guns With the Navy Seal Who Killed Bin Laden

A conservative group is fundraising by offering a weekend on a shooting range with the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden. The price tag? $50,000.

Robert O'Neill
Retired Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill, 38, who says he shot and killed Osama bin Laden, poses for a portrait in Washington, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The former Navy SEAL says he was inspired to go public about his role after meeting with the families of people who died in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Is there any better way for your average gun-toting Republican patriot to spend $50,000 than on a weekend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with the man who killed Osama bin Laden?

The Washington Post reported Friday that ForAmerica, a conservative not-for-profit corporation run by America Inc., is offering its contributors the opportunity to spend a weekend shooting on a Wyoming firing range with Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill. O’Neill was on the 2011 SEAL mission to Pakistan and is credited with shooting and killing bin Laden at his compound there.

Those contemplating dishing out $50k for the experience have only two more weeks to decide if it’s worth the price tag, which includes a stay at the Amangani Resort Hotel, one of the most swanky places to stay in Jackson Hole. Reservations are due by May 10 for the June trip, the dates of which are withheld from the public for security reasons.

According to the Post, documents advertising the experience say the event “will consist of clay, pistol, and ‘machine gun fun’ competitions with Rob O’Neill.”

ForAmerica’s website describes the organization as headed toward being “the new champion of conservatism on the electoral, legislative and public policy arenas.”  And it seems like one way to get there is by hosting lavish fundraisers with retired American heroes.

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

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