Posted January 29, 2013

Youth hockey league to raffle 200 guns to raise money for ice rink time

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A youth hockey league is raffling 200 guns to raise money for ice rink time. (West Fargo Hockey Association/)

A youth hockey league is raffling 200 guns to raise money for ice rink time. (West Fargo Hockey Association/)

A youth hockey association in North Dakota is raffling off 200 guns including a number of semi-automatic firearms as part of a fundraising effort to purchase more ice time for its teams.

According to a report from North Dakota’s Valley News Live, the West Fargo Hockey Association is holding the fundraiser with the hopes of raising $90,000 and will raffle off the guns on March 15. Cal Helgeson, president of the Association, said that people who find it difficult to obtain certain types of guns can enter the raffle for the opportunity to win one.

“With the shortage of guns, we have secured all of our guns. [M]ore difficult ones are on here.”

The terms and conditions of the raffle state that the transfer of all guns will be made through a federally licensed firearms dealer and that the “winner must be 18 years old and 21 years old for a handgun,” in addition to meeting state and federal requirements to possess a firearm.

The raffle comes amid national debates for gun law reform after a 20-year-old used a semi-automatic weapon in December to open fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., leaving 27 dead at the school including 20 children.

According to the website for the hockey Association, the purpose of the league is to “serve the youth of West Fargo and surrounding area” and to promote competitive hockey.

“The chief objectives of this association are to promote, develop and administer a competitive hockey program. The program is meant to serve the youth of West Fargo and surrounding area.”


7 comments
BrandonGBoetcher
BrandonGBoetcher

If you didnt read the alternate prize options all firearms can be converted to equal credit at Scheels Sports

NM1
NM1

Where can I get tickets?

S J
S J

ND is in the top 5 in the nation in gun ownership and the bottom 5 in gun crime. Get over it folks... nothing to see here, move along

mickeyphil
mickeyphil

"Take a photo with Hitler Night"

 

Is the President going to be there?

geoAZ
geoAZ

What happened to "Take a photo with Hitler Night" and "Bring Some Cash to Invest With Our Friend Bernie Madoff Night" ???

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

 @geoAZ Comparing the legal raffle of a legal product to a psychopathic mass murderer and a chronic thief/embezzler.   Where do you people come up with this stuff?