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.
where do i get a ticket ? is it only open to NH residents?
I thought the same thing…but tickets are sold out. Check the link in the story.
I’m from NY, so I wouldn’t be eligible to collect some of those guns anyway.
lol yeah the gun in the picture is much too scary to be allowed here what with its deadly collapsable stock
Why is this a story? When has this country become a society of people who are perpetually outraged at whatever is blowing in the wind? Firearms are legal to own, and constitutionally protected. What if the Chiefs were raffling off a car? THOUSANDS of people die in auto accidents every year! Where’s the outrage! Ban car raffles! (For the CHILDREN! :-) )
The guy offering to buy back all the guns…what makes anyone think he’s any more responsible than the raffle winners? Or will he then turn the guns over to another entity (straw purchase)?
like that mark kelly character
This is a good example of the “vigilante mentality” Sheriff’s have. The Governor should
BAN this event immediately!!!!! Just what we don’t need to encourage evil.
yeah what would sheriffs know about public safty? how does a gun raffle ”encourage evil”?
The Knights of Columbus chapter out here in Billings, MT is raffling off a Ruger 9mm pistol, to be presented to the winner at a July 4 parade. Just sayin’ . . .
do they still have tickets? i wish someone would raffle off some bricks of .22 or that oboma was not the worlds best gun salesman so the ammo shortage would end
What a disrespectful stupid raffle, NH already connected to 2 mass murders.
What do they want to do make sure every terrorist has all the guns they want just come to NH.
which ones? do you think the cops would give a gun to a terrorist? thats silly
i’m sure the terrorists bought tickets like “i hope i win then i can go on my shooting spree otherwise i’ll just plant some roses or get a kitten”
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