A Florida school conducts rifle and pistol raffles among students and teachers


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Participants must “comply all regulations” in federal and Florida, where they are not even required to undergo a background check in order to be licensed.

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A week after a Texas elementary school shooting that killed twenty children and teachers, a Florida secondary school concluded this Wednesday. Annual Raffles of Rifles, Pistols and Hunting Equipment,

Since last May 4, responsible for James Madison High Schoolfrom the city of Madison in the north of the state, is Dodge thirty firearms and various hunting paraphernalia daily, “It’s all for the boys,” the director of the Florida center said Wednesday, Mark AckermanDuring the broadcast of the final draw on Facebook, what he says has once again been very “successful”.

The “grand prize” of the draw, the winner of which was announced this Wednesday, was A Browning A5 Sweet 16 Rapid Cycle Shotgun, specially designed for bird hunting. But the heart of this rural area of ​​Florida has also been stirred Shotgun with binoculars, small pistol, ammunition, thermal binoculars, a fish finder or a modern crossbow,

It’s been 30 days since Raffles was invited to the center’s students, faculty and administrative staff. Each ballot cost $100 and the maximum limit was 600 ticket sales.

Interrupted by Texas Massacre

The draw was interrupted by the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed on May 24. Ackermann suspended the draw the next day “in honor of these tragic events”.However they started again a few days later.

However, the draw didn’t stop when a shooting occurred on May 14 in New York City Buffalo, killing ten people, most of them African American.

With a small drum which was handled by the Vice Principal of the school, Patrick WhiteResponsible for pulling out tickets with the names of the winners, this Tuesday the raffles were reintroduced and the lucky ones were revealed to have carried weapons and hunting elements because of the shooting in Texas.

According to the raffle poster, participants had to “comply with all regulations” in federal and Florida, where weapons that do not require a special license You don’t even need to do a background check,

White concluded the raffle by thanking the participants because the raffle “helped the school, which really needed it.”

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