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St. Helens Softball set to raffle another AR-15

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JMAK, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. JMAK

    JMAK St. Helens, OR New Member

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    I am one of the coaches involved in the St. Helens Girls Softball raffle for the AR-15.

    An existing member suggested that I post some information about a second AR-15 raffle being put on by St. Helens Softball League.
    Although we cannot make it official until the board meeting on this Thursday, I wanted to give you all a heads up to watch for more news.

    Tickets are $10.00 and will go on sale this Saturday March 30, 2013 at the Skinny's Texaco Gas/Mini Mart on Hwy 30 in St. Helens. There will be only 500 tickets available and we expect them to go fast so show up early.

    Any thoughts are welcome. Thank you all for your support.
     
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  2. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    I just hope the nay sayers don't have the board replaced before then. :( what a great way to raise funds fast,and hope it works well for you again..and again...and again.
     
  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Are you kidding me? YES!

    Welcome and best regards,

    Keith
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    You should raffle an AK next :) .

    Keith
     
  5. JMAK

    JMAK St. Helens, OR New Member

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    That's a great thought. Thank you
     
  6. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I would be really interested to hear as to why people would vote no. I would also like to here those who vote yes to respond to those who voted no with something other than "you need to shut the hell up" as has happened with other discussions on this same subject on different sites.
     
  7. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    where do we buy tickets????
     
  8. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    At least four of the no votes are likely the same person. Babybear, tinybear etc....
     
  9. JMAK

    JMAK St. Helens, OR New Member

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  10. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Great way to raise funds for the kids. The anti gun folk can go wet their panties and not buy a ticket. The success of the first raffle proves it was a good idea. No bake sale will ever sell out so quick or generate that much revenue. The gun is transferred through an ffl so the winner is getting background checked. Would these people bubblegum so much if it was a wood stocked Remmy 12 ga? Maybe but prob not. Then again, t would probably take longer to sell tickets. Its like fishermans marine raffling a willie driftboat - tix go quick and the raffle is a success. They would do nearly as well trying to raffle a float tube or a 12 foot dinghy. Congrats on the first raffle success and good luck w the 2nd.
     
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  11. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Anything that raises money for the kids, while supporting the 2nd Amendment, and doesn't break any laws should be vigorously pursued. Keep up the good work!
     
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  12. LiaB

    LiaB Vancouver, WA Member

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    Did the girls on said softball teams get to vote on the raffle item? Are they getting any backlash from this?
     
  13. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Let me guess, you're one of the 'NO' votes.

    Keith
     
  14. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    My daughter has a Youtube video of her shooting two real ( i.e. full auto) assault weapons at 16...her friends all think its pretty cool.

    Keith
     
  15. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It's a legitimate question.
     
  16. LiaB

    LiaB Vancouver, WA Member

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    Actually, trainsktg, I have not voted yet because I'd like to get an answer to my question first.

    My ideal answer would be something like, "Yes, it was their idea and they are actually all involved in firearms in some way. If there have been any negatives remarks they have been prepared to answer or absorb them in a positive way."

    Worst answer: "Oh, the adults decided on behalf of the girls. And yeah, some of them have been harrased about it, but hey, it toughens you up."
     
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  17. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    I like the idea and would buy a ticket but won't be able to get there. I do wish you the best though.
     
  18. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    YES vote here....Why would one not raffle things off to help support youth sports? A pie, a fishing trip, a gun it is just stuff. I often buy things I don't want or need at youth fundraisers to support the kids.

    And hell...Last I checked guns are as legal as pies and fishing
     
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  19. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'd be glad to buy a couple but I'm in WA and it's quite a drive over there!

    Deen
    NRA Lifetime Benefactor Member & Recruiter
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  20. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Why would anybody harass them? The only person that might, a mentally unstable public indoctrinator that suspends kids because their pop-tart resembles the shape of a gun. St. Helens isn't Portland, yet.
     
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