A little league football fundraiser in Ohio is raffling off a 9mm handgun.
Little league football fundraiser raffling off 9mm Handgun https://t.co/WtOn9dvjCJ
— Cleveland 19 News (@cleveland19news) June 22, 2019
Apparently, it’s worthy of headlines and even a writeup by an outlet in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Little league football fundraiser raffling off 9mm Handgunhttps://t.co/hzQnObV3FG
— WBTV News (@WBTV_News) June 22, 2019
The story is based on the fact that some (an unspecified number) parents are upset:
A little league football fundraiser raffle has some parents in Lorain County upset.
When you see the tickets, it’s not hard to notice a Glock 48 9MM handgun listed as one of the prizes.
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) June 22, 2019
So, parents being upset is a national story?
Local news trying to stir things up. https://t.co/Vf9tKPisFm
— jason (@JasonSlusher) June 22, 2019
To add to the weirdness, the story added this at the end:
The ticket clearly states if the winner selects the 9mm, a background check must be done first.
And it’s also worth noting, this raffle is perfectly legal.
So they’re raising funds at their fundraiser, thanks. https://t.co/C2UcftwCOC
— Jay Legend (@JayBelize23) June 23, 2019
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) June 22, 2019
Don’t want one, don’t get one. https://t.co/L3z11seGI8
— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) June 23, 2019
On the other hand, the news blast could end up helping the little league team.
Dang! I can’t enter the raffle since I’m out of state. https://t.co/Ru6PdUp0KZ
— Love, Liberty, Firepower ?? ن ?? (@jasonmn) June 22, 2019
Is this a great country or what!! https://t.co/WBy5lV4UR2
— Tom (@tcal1961) June 23, 2019