A shame the tickets are all sold out. Would love to enter such a raffle.
A local gun control advocate is denouncing a plan by the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police to raffle off 31 firearms to raise money for a youth training academy — while a gun ownership advocacy group is asking what the big deal is.
“It’s absurd,” John Rosenthal of Stop Handgun Violence said about the May raffle. The event is co-sponsored by Sturm, Ruger and Co., which manufactures guns in New Hampshire; gun maker Sig Sauer, which is based in Exeter, N.H.; and a Newport, N.H., gun shop.
But Jim Wallace of the Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts applauded the Granite State chiefs’ charitable efforts.
“Why not?” Wallace said. “It’s a perfectly legal product, and obviously, there are a great number of citizens who want to support the cause.”
The chiefs association, whose officers could not be reached for comment yesterday, reports on its website that all of the raffle’s 1,000 tickets have been sold.
This Rosenthal clown needs to understand the world does not revolve around him and he’s greatly u=outnumbered.