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LOCKED AND LOADED: Assault rifle helps youth baseball team
kfor ^ | April 26, 2014 | La'Tasha Givens

Posted on 04/29/2014 9:17:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono

ELK CITY, Okla. - An online firestorm over a youth baseball team’s fundraiser, the prize an AR 15 rifle.

During practice Catch cultivated his curve ball while Tayte worked on his fielding. They were getting ready for a big Saturday game

But the topic sparking the most conversation is the team’s fundraiser. No baked brownies or lemonade stands, the Elk City Outlaws are raffling off an AR 15 riffle.

Concerned parents called NewsChannel 4, others quickly showed outrage online.

One person wrote: “Why in the world would you have 6, 7, 8 & 9 year olds selling raffle tickets for an assault rifle?”

Others said it sends the wrong message and its “…teaching them its Ok to raffle off semi-automatic machine guns that were made to kill men…”

Some even questioned the parents’ sanity stating “…these parents need their heads examined…”

We caught up with head coach Denny Geno. “This is western Oklahoma. There’s a lot of people that carry guns out here and are proud of their guns.”

He said most of the people in the area support the idea. “If you raise your kid the right way and they understand the safety then I don’t think there is a problem with it .”

He also clearly explained the rules. “It says on the ticket all ATF rules must apply so if they do not qualify they do not win,” said Geno.

If they don’t pass the background check, they forfeit the prize.

“I can see where those parents have concerns especially if they weren’t brought up around here,” said Andy Shelton. He’s Tayte’s father

“For some people guns are just not their thing, but for people out here its a popular sport, hobby and activity that a lot of families enjoy. “

That was the sentiment shared around town

Christy Ham said, “I ended up getting my son a little bitty 22 when he was four years old. We enjoy guns and teach our kids safety.”

As for the team – they plan to dust the criticism off their gloves and continue mastering those curve balls and home runs.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: ar15; assaultrifle; banglist


1 posted on 04/29/2014 9:17:23 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
teaching them its Ok to raffle off semi-automatic machine guns that were made to kill men

Speechless.

2 posted on 04/29/2014 9:20:57 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: JoeProBono

I grew up less than 60 miles from Elk City. It was nothing to have a shotgun or rifle on the raffle for school fundraising events.

It was also nothing to have a shotgun in a pickup window rack, unlocked doors, sitting in the high school parking lot all day.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 9:21:50 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: grobdriver

Okies know what to do when verbally attacked by Libtards - they ignore them and keep doing what they want to do - a lesson those in the Eastern Rust Belt might well ponder.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 9:23:56 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: JoeProBono

Great Lesson for the Young. No First without the Second.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 9:25:05 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: grobdriver
“that were made to kill men”

Me too. That's a terribly sexist statement!

6 posted on 04/29/2014 9:26:10 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: SpinnerWebb

As a kid in East Tennessee, my older brother rode the school bus with his Remington single round .22lr rifle for Rifle Team after school and I carried the box of fifty shells (which box cost all of $.25 for fifty rounds!) sitting in the seat next to him. Brother did not have a case, either. I can still smell the leather of the strap attached to the rifle! He would polish the brass of the hooks used to adjust the length, the night before riding the bus.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 9:26:53 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: JoeProBono

Liberals honestly believe guns load and fire themselves. I have seen the reaction when I’ve pulled out my weapon around one. You’d think they were a vampire that was just exposed to the sun. They have been indoctrinated to hate them plain and simple.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 9:28:25 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SpinnerWebb

Funny how gun crimes increase suddenly when the liberal progressives hate them isn’t it?


9 posted on 04/29/2014 9:30:05 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MHGinTN
Still have mine


10 posted on 04/29/2014 9:32:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: no-to-illegals
Our local Catholic Church auctioned off a beautiful $1500.00 20 gauge “assault” Shotgun last month. Made a ton of money to send youth to summer camp. Tickets were $10.00 each and I did not win. Boy did I wish along with the rest of the losers.
11 posted on 04/29/2014 9:32:56 AM PDT by cotton
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To: GladesGuru

Libtards hate guns except when they are watching someone like Machete or Quinton Tarrantino spraying a thousand bullets a second in a shootout or they’re playing a video game where they kill a hundred guys in one round and high five when they shoot a guys head and make it explode like a watermelon with a .50 sniper rifle or sneak up on someone and stab them to death repeatedly then teabag them. HYPOCRITES!

: )


12 posted on 04/29/2014 9:34:22 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: JoeProBono
its “…teaching them its Ok to raffle off semi-automatic machine guns that were made to kill men…”

Yes, that's true. It's okay to raffle off a 12 gauge, fully-automatic, pump action Glock AK-47 machine gun made to kill men (and women, and Bambi's Mom, and Bambi). Kids need to learn that firearms are necessary to the security of a free State, and not just fun, and they need to learn it before they are exposed to liberal brainwashing.

13 posted on 04/29/2014 9:46:15 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: JoeProBono

When i was a kid, the local Catholic Church used to raffle off a car every year.

Cars kill more people than guns!
Not only that, they pollute the air and increase AGW.
evil, bad, naughty cars! /s


14 posted on 04/29/2014 9:46:34 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: JoeProBono

I love these kind of stories...

“No baked brownies or lemonade stands, the Elk City Outlaws are raffling off an AR 15 riffle.”

These kids are learning what it is to be a man and being around something that requires respect and discipline.

I can image in some of the more “progressive” states, the kids may be raffling off Obamacare and using pajama boy ad as the raffle entry. And those kids will be learning how to be a metrosexual.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 9:51:18 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: JoeProBono
When the hell are people going to learn to mind their own friggin' business?

If their kid doesn't play baseball then just STFU.

Man these pukes are aggravating.

16 posted on 04/29/2014 10:00:58 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: MHGinTN

We carried rifles on the bus in New York as well. It wasn’t always a state full of pansy ass liberals.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 10:03:09 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
We carried rifles on the bus in New York as well. It wasn’t always a state full of pansy ass liberals.

With apologies to Dr. Zaius;

"New York used to be a paradise. Bloomberg's kind turned it into a wasteland."


18 posted on 04/29/2014 10:09:28 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: JoeProBono
semi-automatic machine guns

Really??? If you are going to open you mouth to protest something at least do not look like the total fool when your words display that you do not know what you are talking about.

Your use of words is a direct contradiction. They demonstrate hysterical dishonesty and lack of rationality in your knowledge and thinking. This shrill outrageous, dishonest, and foolish blast of words does damage to your own cause, so please keep speaking.

People like you motivate many pro gun, pro second amendment to stand up and donate to our cause of supporting our constitution and standing tall for all of our constitutional rights.

I use this irrational rant as a clear example of gun-ignorant, fact-ignorant emotionally unstable people who scream in fear are determined to confiscate all of our firearms.

We do a lot of fund raising and I'd bet a hundred dollar bill that the raffle was very successful.

19 posted on 04/29/2014 10:14:40 AM PDT by oldenuff2no (Citizen.)
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To: JoeProBono
Others said it sends the wrong message and its “…teaching them its Ok to raffle off semi-automatic machine guns that were made to kill men…”

That'd be the wrong message, all right. "...semi-automatic machine guns that were made to kill men"????

Well, the ground squirrels and gophers and prairie dogs will be celebrating...

20 posted on 04/29/2014 10:17:47 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: JoeProBono

Brother Dave’s used a peep sight.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 10:38:11 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: grobdriver

Don’t be speechless the doofus that wrote that comment seriously means it & their vote cancels out yours . As for the idiot who asked why the kids were raffling a AR-15 the answer is obvious TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE TEAM.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 10:39:07 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: jsanders2001

I was at a garge sale last yr here...The guy in charge was about 50...he was talking about getting his permit to carry.....his sister showed up...she is a teacher here...for 3-4 grade....Now read this careful.....Whenever
her brother or I would say the word -gun-.....she would cover her ears...and rapidly stamp her feet...on the floor.
Im not kidding.....it went on for 20 min.....if we said the word -gun-....she would do the ear cover dance...this woman is in charge of teaching children..In public school.....Shes about 40yrs old.
This is not exaggerated .


23 posted on 04/29/2014 10:40:10 AM PDT by Therapsid
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To: jwalsh07

The society had well established taboo limits. There were things you just didn’t do back then, if you were sane. Todays insane progressives assume everyong is as batsh*t crazy as they are, so the taboos had to be eliminated to suit the progressive crazies.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 10:42:04 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Pollster1
A number of years ago there was local broadcaster (Bill Proctor) here in the Detroit area give the following report:

"Detroit police are looking for a .357 Smith and Wesson Glock pistol........"

True story.......

25 posted on 04/29/2014 10:44:46 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: jsanders2001

You could make the Left smile if you raffled off a free abortion.


26 posted on 04/29/2014 10:51:36 AM PDT by Aross
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To: Hot Tabasco
"Detroit police are looking for a .357 Smith and Wesson Glock pistol........"

Why not? I've heard that S&W makes the best Glocks around, far better than that Austrian company that makes cheap polymer imitations. I don't even speak Austrian.

27 posted on 04/29/2014 10:52:05 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: grobdriver
Brilliant idea! I got a feeling this bit of advertising is going to get them a lot of tickets sold.......

Too bad the news chick didn't give out the info on who to contact to purchase tickets.......

28 posted on 04/29/2014 10:52:17 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Aross

Liberals celebrate anything that kills an innocent baby. They hate it when a decent person can protect himself (herself) from a thug.

29 posted on 04/29/2014 10:55:05 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Therapsid

Somebody needs to get this information to her students.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 11:02:27 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: JoeProBono

My only request is they don’t use it until the umpire has left the vicinity. (I’m working a tournament there this weekend.)


31 posted on 04/29/2014 11:18:45 AM PDT by Gil4 (And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, ax and saw)
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To: Gil4

Yeah, that does sort of give a whole new zip to “Kill the Umpire!”, doesn’t it?


32 posted on 04/29/2014 11:21:45 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: grobdriver
One person wrote: “Why in the world would you have 6, 7, 8 & 9 year olds selling raffle tickets for an assault rifle?”

Can you use a chocolate bar to defend your home and family?

33 posted on 04/29/2014 1:33:20 PM PDT by HiJinx (Bunkerville - where the government made the Government. back down.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Smith & Wesson Glock? Is that a Glock made by Smith & Wesson or a Smith & Wesson made by Glock?


34 posted on 04/29/2014 1:51:01 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen
Smith & Wesson Glock? Is that a Glock made by Smith & Wesson or a Smith & Wesson made by Glock?

Keep me out of this, I was merely the messenger..........LOL!

35 posted on 04/29/2014 2:02:29 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Pollster1
Smith & Wesson Sigma .40 ("Metal" Slide version) - Western Arms

For a short while Western Arms produced this Smith & Wesson pistol. The real Sigma was Smith & Wesson's response to the Glock 17 and it was so close to the Austrian design, in some respects, that Glock successfully sued S&W for breach of patents.

36 posted on 04/29/2014 2:35:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: jsanders2001
They have been indoctrinated to hate them plain and simple.

I believe that the bulk of this indoctrination against guns comes from the government school systems.

37 posted on 04/29/2014 3:36:34 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Therapsid
Love your story! My 10 yr. old granddaughter just told us about her teacher's story in class yesterday. The teacher told about time she spent on the range in a very positive way; and let my granddaughter tell her story about out-shooting her Dad!
38 posted on 04/29/2014 3:44:50 PM PDT by HiJinx (Bunkerville - where the government made the Government. back down.)
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