They didn’t entirely cave. What they should have done is add firearms training as well as the gift certificate. This is Texas, after all.
A raffle designed to put money in the coffers of a youth softball league in Texas is undergoing some changes after a few complaints about the supposedly inappropriate nature of the giveaway: the chance to win an AR-style rifle and a Glock handgun in particular.
Among those complaining; parent Elizabeth England, whose daughters have played in the South Montgomery Girls Softball League for the past ten years. And what exactly is England’s issue?
“I was like, okay not my favorite thing in the world but it’s Texas, it’s Montgomery County,” England said.
She got an email about a fall fundraiser and they were raffling off a gun. One entry is $25 and five entries are $100.
“It would be one thing if they were raffling off a hunting rifle, it’s about to be hunting season,” noted England. “This a semi-automatic Smith and Wesson AR 15 style rifle, one of those big scary-looking guns.”
By Cam Edwards