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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

N.H. Police Chiefs Raffle A Gun A Day

SIG Sauer's SIG516, an AR-15/M16-based rifle, is among the guns being raffled by the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police. (SIG Sauer)

SIG Sauer’s SIG516, an AR-15/M16-based rifle, is among the guns being raffled by the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police. (SIG Sauer)

The New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police will be raffling off a gun a day for the month of May, to raise money for a police cadet training academy.

Some residents are outraged and one has offered to buy back the guns.

Others say this annual event is part of the state’s culture.

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