If you want to shoot machine guns with the man who killed the world’s most dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden then be prepared to shell out a whopping USD 50,000.
The offer was recently made by the ForAmerica organisation. Those invited have until May 10 to RSVP for an event at the Amangani Resort Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The facility offers picturesque views of the Snake River, and is on the southern tip of Grand Teton National Park. A room there can cost more than USD 1,000 per night, the Washington Post reported.
The event is billed as “a historic weekend honouring Navy SEAL hero Robert O’Neill.”
It will include shooting at a gun range run by the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience, a private company nearby.
Key contributors to the conservative group have received the special invitation: “For USD 50,000, they can shoot guns and hang out this June with Robert O’Neill, the former Navy SEAL credited with killing al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.”
“Our event will consist of clay, pistol and ‘machine gun fun’ competitions with Rob O’Neill,” documents for the fundraiser say.
The ForAmerica group is run by America, Inc, of Reston, Virginia. It was founded in 2009 by Brent Bozell, a conservative commentator who also started the Media Research Center, which provides a conservative critique of the media.
It received nearly USD 4.9 million in contributions in 2012, and USD 2.5 million in 2013, according to tax documents.
A spokesman for O’Neill was quoted by the daily as saying that the SEAL veteran continues to speak to a variety of groups, and agreed to do this event “as a favour to a friend who has been helping him out,” without elaborating.
O’Neill left the military in 2012 after hundreds of combat missions, including the SEAL Team 6 raid in Pakistan’s Abbottabad that killed bin Laden on May 2, 2011.