A central Illinois youth baseball league struggling to raise money has decided on a novel approach — raffle an AR-15 rifle.
The Atwood-Hammond league hopes the fund-raiser beats last year’s attempt to auction half a hog, which yielded a total of $10.
By all accounts, it will.
But the raffle winner will get more than the rifle. They’ll also receive 260 ammunition rounds, Townhall says.
So far, complaints have been kept to a minimum. Steve McClain, who leads the local youth baseball program, told Fox News that those who have complained “don’t even understand what an AR-15 is. They are misinformed.”
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