US hockey association raffles off 200 guns

Yahoo!7 January 30, 2013, 10:10 am


A hockey association in the US has resorted to a controversial method of raising money - a raffle offering 200 guns.

North Dakota's West Fargo Hockey Association is hoping to raise $90,000, but formulated a unique approach to reaching that target.

After experiencing a 20% increase in membership and required more ice, and more money, the association decided to stage a raffle. But not just any old raffle with a meat tray.

No, they've chose to raffle off guns; a staggering 200 of them.

The different weapons, which include an assortment of rifles and hand guns, according to the association, winners of any firearm must be at least 18 years old and meet "federal firearm requirements to receive or possess firearms."


At a time when the gun debate has raged since the horrific Newtown massacre in the US, the raffle has generated outrage around the world because of chances of winning are rather high with only 4000 raffle tickets are available.

Though organisers say the raffle was organised well before the Connecticut shootings.

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  1. nathan05:16am Thursday 31st January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    everyone of them are cheap guns the bullets to fill them would cost more than the gun

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  2. Big Kev 13301:28am Thursday 31st January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    The US Government needs to slap a huge sales tax on guns then people won't be able to afford them. Kinda sad the US line of thinking - they just don't get it , do they .

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  3. Ghost Hunter10:11pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    He's not - but you are nothing but a maggot loving, queer little part-time Maccas table cleaner ! Moronic, brain damaged little turds like you should be locked away forever where they can't annoy good and normal people like the rest of us ! :-P

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  4. Ghost Hunter10:07pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Go back to your part-time job of cleaning Maccas tables 'c j' - you pathetic, cowardly queer ! Gutless little wankers like you should be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO worried now. With the imminent up coming federal elections and the FERAL labor scum-sucking thugs of old RAT FACED ju-LIAR' BARGE BUTT' dullard getting booted out of office forever ! HAA-HAA-HAA-HAA-HAA ! :-P

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  5. soros08:30pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Shame no AK47, but then they're taboo now, arent' they?

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  6. Stick08:16pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I'd like the Remington 870. I have enough rifles and handguns but could always do with another shotty.

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  7. Ghost Hunter06:03pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    SWEET ! Couple of books of tickets on a 'Rock River AR-15 Coyote' ! Wonder if it's their rifle or carbine version ? Second choice would have to be the Benelli M-2 ! Hope it's their 'Tactical' or '3-Gun' version - go nicely with my Benelli M-121 M1 that has served me faithful these past twenty years. :-)

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  8. Mike04:55pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Pity there wasn`t a .460 weatherby on the list.I would by 20 tickets,if I didn`t already have one.

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  9. Wal'04:53pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Whats the problem, its legal to own all those firearms listed.

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  10. Ace04:43pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Lack of a CZ-75 is a shame, but that's a nice list.

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