Can’t Make This Stuff Up

The chiefs’ association said it’s selling 1,000 tickets for $30 each to anyone 18 or older hoping to win “some of today’s most popular N.H.-made sporting firearms” during the May¬†raffle.

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7 Responses to Can’t Make This Stuff Up

  1. NHFlatlander January 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    To be fair, this raffle was organized before the school shootings. All
    federal and state rules apply and the winners are required to meet all
    applicable rules for gun ownership. The money raised will go to the
    Police Cadet Training Academy.

    Let’s not make the mistake of going overboard in response to the gun nuts over-reaction to the thought of having some sort of gun control.

    • susanthe January 13, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

      It’s still a lousy way to make money. We’re so inured to doing questionable things to raise money for our state, that we accept them without question. Anything to avoid taxing our millionaires!

      So, yes – let’s raffle off guns to fund a youth program. Nothing strange about that in a world where youth get shot up in schools periodically. Maybe we could raffle off some cheap booze and cigarettes, too. After all, it’s for the kids.

      And if one or more of those guns are eventually used in the commission of a crime, well – think of it as collateral damage.

      • hannah January 14, 2013 at 9:01 am #

        Beware of using sarcasm. Some people don’t get it. :)

    • hannah January 14, 2013 at 8:56 am #

      Congress rationing our currency makes it possible to argue for all kinds
      of foolishness on grounds of the need to find money somewhere else.
      Never mind that, since serious crime (according to FBI statistics) has
      been falling for decades and cops fear being out of jobs and having
      fewer subordinates to order around, they have a strong incentive to
      promote mayhem however they can.

      There was a time when the 8500 residents of Durham made do with TWO police officers and the fire department was not called out once during an entire year.
      The best public service is one we don’t have to use.
      Of course, it is up to us to recognize that “they also serve who only stand and wait,” or play cards in the fire house.

      • Bob_Robert January 15, 2013 at 10:06 am #

        Indeed, the bloat in the police departments is one of the biggest costs that the war on some drugs and other prohibitions has forced upon the taxpayer.

  2. burtcohen January 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    As if we needed any more evidence: there’s some widespread disease of boys needing to play army. Something obviously Freudian. We need to address this. At least start.

  3. Keith Smith January 14, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    That a fantastic idea. Hopefully the government worker makes a lot of money off of these firearms. I want them to do as well as possible!

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