Elk City, Oklahoma, parents were outraged and confused after a kid’s baseball team announced they would be raffling tickets for an AR-15 to help raise funds.
The Elk City Outlaws are raffling tickets for an AR-15 and while some parents disagree with the tactic, head coach Denny Geno explained that in western Oklahoma, “there’s a lot of people that carry guns,” KFOR reports.
After learning about the raffle, many took to local media to express their feelings.
“Why in the world would you have 6, 7, 8, and 9-year-olds selling raffle ticets for an assault rifle?” one person wrote.
Another person argued that letting the children sell raffle tickets for the AR-15 was “…teaching them it’s OK to raffle off semi-automatic machine guns that were made to kill men.”
But according to Geno, most of the locals are completely fine with the concept.
“This is western Oklahoma,” Geno said. “There’s a lot of people that carry guns out here and are proud of their guns.”
Geno said that all federal rules apply to the winner of the raffle, so “if they do not qualify they do not win.”
[ KFOR ]