Lucama Elementary School Rifle Raffle Raises $10k

Rifle raffled by Lucama Elementary School (courtesy wral.com)

Regular readers will recall that TTAG named the Wilson County School Board our Gun Hero of the Day for sticking to their guns: continuing with a rifle raffle despite (because of?) objections from gun-averse parents and outside agitators. WL provides an update . . .

Lucama Elementary School has a yearly Fun Fest organized by the parent-teacher association. This year, the local chapter of Delta Waterfowl donated a CVA Optima .50 cal muzzleloader and sold raffle tickets for $5 a piece. This caused a nice gun debate locally that was picked up by several statewide news organizations and even some national ones. They ended up raising over $10k from tickets purchased throughout the country. Quite the nice take from a $500 rifle, and in the end a local man won.

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  1. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

    Perhaps we should start promoting the use of rifles ooohhh even black scary one’s for raffles. I mean really that is great for the school and our kids!
    Our schools are badly in need of funding and look how much attention this got. This is the power of the community to raise funds for our education. I find this much more effective then the government trying to do it!

    1. avatar Wyatt says:

      Our schools are badly in need of quality.

      Although individual schools or teachers might be struggling for scraps, there is enough money being dumped into the system overall.

    2. avatar SpeleoFool says:

      Assault raffle?

    3. avatar PeterZ in West Tennessee says:

      The Fayette County (TN) Friends of the NRA do just that.They raffle off several guns at various gun shows in the area (including AR), drawing for the prizes when they have sold 300 $20 tickets. The proceeds are used for a variety of charitable donations. For example, they established a trap league for about 8 area high schools, including one of the Memphis inner city schools.

  2. avatar Rokurota says:

    It’s a scary black powder rifle! It can fire a round every minute!

    Wait a minute. It’s what gungrabbers think we should have…

    1. avatar Jay1987 says:

      Lol sorry but that was just funny…

  3. avatar Cyrano says:

    OMG! OMG! its a 50 caliber rifle!

    Yeah but its a muzzle loader. But that shouldn’t matter. You still have to qualify to own one to win it. Anti-gunners just don’t get it.

  4. avatar Gregolas says:

    Think of how fascinated the kids would be if someone showed them how a Brown Bess musket worked and fired ! AT SCHOOL! While they were studying the American Revolution! The enthusiasm would be unstoppable. The pleasant experience would stay with them for a long time. In states where this legal, pro-gun teachers could get a lot of good results with this. Maybe on a Saturday even, when parents could come too.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      If the school wants the parents to attend, they won’t have the instruction at the same time as the new episode of The Kardashians.

    2. avatar Cliff H says:

      How about a couple of ranks of Revolutionary War re-enactors on the football field?

      1. avatar akira says:

        That would be sweet… Why not other wars too? I’d sure as hell pay attention in class if it included WWII re-enactors firing blanks from a Tommy gun!

      2. avatar Ing says:

        Now THAT would be awesome.

    3. avatar Jay1987 says:

      Hell i’d volunteer to do that at my son’s school if i knew his teachers wouldn’t look at me funny

  5. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    Good for them for sticking to their guns. If you will excuse the pun.

  6. avatar Ing says:

    Right now my kid’s school is starting up a magazine subscription drive — luring kids with promises of prizes and sending them out to sell overpriced subscriptions to lame dead-tree products. Not my kid. After a couple trips through the fundraising meat grinder in the early grades, we realized it was pure boondoggle.

    This is a much better way to raise funds.

    The winner gets something really cool and everyone else has the pleasure of knowing that their donation went straight to the school instead of some business built on exploiting the community’s goodwill and the labor of parents and children. Heck, the school could even use it as an object lesson on the Bill of Rights.

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