Little League in Illinois Set to Raffle Off $2,000 AR-15 Rifle for Fundraiser (Video)

Well, if a hog roast isn’t successful, this seems like the next logical step.

The Atwood-Hammond Little League in Illinois is having some hard time. Their equipment is dilapidated and needs to be replaced. Last year’s fundraiser, a hog roast, only netted $10, so this year the organization went to some outside-the-box thinking to raise some money.

After partnering with a local sporting goods store, the league is set to raffle off an AR-15 rifle, which is worth about $2,000, complete with a 30-round magazine, to boot. The winner of the raffle will have to pass a standard background check before being awarded the gun.

According to one of the c0-owners of the sporting goods store, Charidy Butcher, the raffle has had an unprecedented response, with phone calls placed as early as 4:30 a.m. to get information. Likewise, Butcher would like the public to know that guns are, in fact, safe.

“It’s a piece of metal, basically. They’re not gonna do the harm unless you’ve got the person holding them,” said Butcher.

Check out a news report on the raffle below.

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