Youth Softball Team Raffles Handgun

 

Softball Tean Gun Raffle

 

 

 

” A girls softball team is raffling off a handgun as a fundraiser and some parents don’t think that’s a good idea.
 
  One person who only identified themselves as a disappointed parent sent Channel 2 Action News the flyer advertising a Taurus Judge revolver as the grand prize.
 
  They believe this is an inappropriate fundraiser for a youth sports team, and some other parents agreed.
 
” I just think it’s not a good idea,” Diana Smith told Channel 2’s Carl Willis.
 
  She’s not affiliated with the Georgia Heat Select ’05 team in Loganville, but her children play on the same fields at West Walton Park.
 
  That’s where Willis found a wide range of opinions on the raffle supporting the group of 8- and 9-year-old girls.
 
” We play travel ball,” said Deccia Basti. “It costs enough as it is. You raffle anything you can.”
 
” People have a problem with just about anything nowadays,” said Kristin Hyers.
 
  Amanda Allred didn’t see a problem as long as the weapon didn’t end up in the wrong hands. 
“I think it’s perfectly fine. It’s raising money for a good cause,” she said.

   According to the team mom, the Walton County Sheriff, some county commissioners, and Georgiacarry.org support the raffle. “

 

 

   Good for these ladies . It is heartening to see that many parents do not have an unreasonable phobia towards guns , at least in the south . We have a feeling that if you tried that in the Statist northeast there would be an outbreak of apoplectic fits . Read more .