OHIO HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS RAFFLE FOR AR-15 ASSAULT RIFLE JUST DAYS AFTER NASHVILLE SHOOTING
If you’ve ever watched live comedy, you’ve likely been a member of the audience who’s reacted with an uncomfortable groan to a joke that was a little bit too much, too soon. Usually it’s because the joke is too much about a topic that is too soon to me comfortable with. But that can be comedy, usually with a smart comedian who looks unrepentant and just says, “Too soon?” But there’s nothing smart about a high school in Ohio that raffles an AR-15 assault rifle just days after the mass shooting at a private elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. It will always be too soon.
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UPPER SANDUSKY HIGH SCHOOL MORE THAN TONE DEAF OFFERING AR-15 ASSAULT RIFLE, MASS SHOOTERS’ FAVORITE
The Ohio school is the Upper Sandusky High School. You could say their timing is bad. Or you could say the entire idea is appallingly inappropriate. The school is holding the ticketed winning event to raise money for their athletics department. And yes, the AR-15 grand prize is nearly identical to the one recently used in the shooting in Nashville. But this raffle is also about other guns, too! It seems that the upper Sandusky High School loves them some local gun culture, regardless of the fact that students at an American school ere just gunned down, again, en masse.
BUT SOME LOCALS WANT THAT AR-15, AS RAFFLE IS ENTIRELY SOLD OUT FOR ATHLETICS FUNDRAISER
But even more appalling is the fact that this raffle for an AR-15 and other guns has sold out completely. Locals bought all 500 $10 tickets. Winners will get one of the Savage 93R17 bolt-action rifle with scope, a Mossberg Patriot 350 Legend, two Tisas 1911 handguns, or an AR-15 rifle. But some residents in Upper Sandusky are not amused. Some wonder why the school couldn’t hold a raffle for large local store gift certificates. Others thought at first the whole thing was an April Fool’s joke. But no! It’s real, it’s awful, and gun lovers are all over it like dung beetles on a grenade.
Let’s just remember that an AR-15 has been used in these school shootings so far: the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., and the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting in Las Vegas in 2017.