The Atwood Armory in Atwood, Ill., has partnered with a local little league to raffle off an AR-15 military-style assault rifle to raise money for the kids (video below).
According to WAND-TV, the raffle weapon is very similar to the assault weapon used to murder 20 school children at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year.
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“We have teamed up with the Atwood-Hammond Little League to raffle off a Rock River Arms Tactical Operator AR-15,” said Atwood Armory co-owner Charidy Butcher. “It just kicked off today. It has been going gangbusters, my phone has been ringing nonstop since 4:30 this morning.
“It’s just been crazy. The amount of interest so far has just been astronomical. It’s for a good cause, for the kids, and we’re just trying to raise as much money as we can. Their fundraiser last year only raised $10.”
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“...Most everybody in the community has been awesome,” she added. “I’ve already gotten calls this morning from Pennsylvania, I’ve gotten calls from Washington state, I’ve gotten calls from Texas, I’ve gotten calls from Mississippi already wanting to know how they can buy tickets. So, overall, the response has been tremendous.”