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A shot was fired at the home of NC GOP congressional candidate Pat Harrigan

The Cardinals Diary learned that a shot was fired in the Hickory, North Carolina, home of Republican congressional candidate Pat Harrigan on October 18, 2022, with the bullet entering the house “just a few feet” from where slept Harrigan’s children.

According to Cardinals Diary, “Harrigan owns the house, which is currently occupied by his parents. … [and] Harrigan’s children were in the house when the incident happened.

Hickory Police Department spokeswoman Kristen Hart said, “No one was injured, but investigating officers found evidence of a casing which is being investigated.”

Harrigan is running in North Carolina’s 14th congressional district against State Senator Jeff Jackson (D).

On October 27, the Charlotte Observer noted that Harrigan had written an open letter claiming that the political campaign had become so vitriolic that he “wears a body armor at major public events and has received a death threat”.

In the letterdirected at Jackson, Harrigan said Jackson filmed a political ad outside one of Harrigan’s Hickory homes in late September, and claims the ad put his family in greater danger.

Harrigan wrote: “When I travel, wherever my family is, they are much less safe with me in this race. And they’re even less safe now that you’ve shown the world one of my homes.

Harrigan concluded his letter to Jackson by observing, “I have many questions about you, your taxes, your former home, your current home, and your personal life. But I will never film a commercial in front of your house, violating the sanctity and safety of your family.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and author/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused onn all Second Amendment stuff, also for Breitbart News. He is a political analyst for Armed American Radio and an ambassador for Turning Point USA. AWR Hawkins holds a doctorate in military history with a focus on the Vietnam War (Brownwater Navy), the United States Navy since its inception, the Civil War, and early modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Contact him directly at


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