Skip to comments.Campus Newspaper Raffles AK-47
Posted on 02/28/2006 8:15:57 PM PST by Flavius
Alison Storm News Channel 7 Wednesday, February 22, 2006
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His goal in life? Run the White House. Andrew Davis' goal for the week? Raise money for the newspaper he edits. "I just did a large expose on parking services." It's a conservative paper on Clemson's campus, pages known as delicious, conservative brain-food. "We make no qualms about being very biased of the right wing," he says. To help pay for printing costs, 20-year-old Andrew organized a raffle for a rifle: an AK-47. "We're hoping with this event to show people the AK-47 is no more dangerous than a knife or a car," he says.
Stashed in the basement of Clemson's library among thousands of books, on page 138 is Andrew's motivation. "The Second Amendment is one of our least appreciated that we have and probably the one that is most attacked. We hope this event will raise awareness for the Second Amendment," says Andrew. Not everyone on campus is pleased with the paper's idea. Andrew says he's heard from a faculty member and a student who plan to protest.
But he has found support from campus leaders. "The reaction from the administration has not been one to shut these people down but to let students exercise these rights," says Andrew. And that's a lesson this student hopes to take all the way to the White House. Raffle tickets go on sale February 27th through March 2nd. Organizers plan to offer them on campus near the main library from 9am until 3pm for a $5 donation. For more information you can e-mail Andrew at email@example.com
not the auctioned item
Doubtful, as was pointed out in an earlier story.
An AK-47 is a select-fire weapon. Probably a cheap semi-auto copy.
He should have raffled an AR15
Tho I got nothing against AKs
this is a double post? does it need to be yanked?
Owwww... VEPR II AK47
One of the nicest russian AKs available in the US
It was much earlier in the day. Needs some more play.
that ones romanian
Andrew says he's heard from a faculty member and a student who plan to protest...for more information you can e-mail Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The kid deserves a little support.
***Not the exact auctioned item either, but perhaps closer.***
Dam! I'm slobbering all over the keyboard!
The times change, but The New York Slimes just stays the same...
I'd like an AK 47 - where do I buy a ticket?
AK-47...When you absolutely, positively have to kill every mother in the room...accept no substitutes.
Sorry. Can't take you seriously with a name like Beaver Fever.
Perhaps you can post on the cultural relativism of Animal House
Not a true AK. Its better!
Those AKs killed no one
The guy on the trigger did
Junk. Real People own H&K's.
A number of colleges have competitive shooting teams. Even Yale teaches trap and skeet as physical activities. So yes, there are places for guns on colleges. The Constitution is still in effect on college campuses. In spite of what the academics say contrarywise.
The weapon is not actually on campus. Essentially, they are raffling off a voucher to be cashed in at the local gun store. Once there is a winner, he/she will need to go through all the legal channels to obtain the weapon. From my understanding, the weapon is not, nor will it ever be, on the campus. There is a weapons ban at Clemson. I do not believe it will even be purchased until there is a winner, and he/she passes the background tests, etc.
There is actually a competitive air-rifle team at Clemson. Though, to my knowledge, they are not involved with the raffle.
I cant afford HKs
I have 2 cetmes tho that I'd shoot against a G3
I cant see spending 1500 bucks for something that is the same as a 300 gun minus cosmetics
I love the Cetme design though heavy its like shooting a 22 in .308
requires some maintenence but so does the G3
So much fuss over one weapon. And to think this used to be a military school.
Bulls**t. I had several guns in my dorm at Dartmouth, and shot them in the deep woods behind.
Guns belong anywhere men are free.
People just go nuts over the appearance of the AK, they see it as uber deadly.
There are far more deadly weapons out there, but the AK has reached Icon status amongst the masses.
They are great guns for what they are designed to do but people ascribe far more wow factor than they deserve.
I believe the one being auctioned is the semi-auto type. It is not even the full auto.
So how is that Integral Calculus mid term going? Are you ready for it?
absolutly semi auto.
Youd have to have a class III liscence just to enter the drawing otherwise.
IMO full auto isnt value added, its spray and pray
Im not even saying I necessarily think it is a good idea. I'm just trying to get some of the details out there, because alot of people are confused about the whole situation.
If 60 people enter at 5 bucks they make even.
There are how many students at clemson?
I think somewhere in the neighborhood of 15,000 total, grads and undergrads.
"Guns belong anywhere men are free." Well said.
I realize that it's South Carolina, so I'll try to get clarification...
Is it a "raffle", a "rifle", or a "raffle of a rifle"?
so if 1 % enter 150 entrants = 750 bucks
Thats a profit of 400 bucks on a 350 investment
Are you for real?
First off, guns are still legal. Your attitude only reinforces that guns are zaprescheny for the proletariat.
Besides, who the hell is going to buy raffle tickets for the collected works of Bertrand Russell?
001% of the people or less
This guy and his paper need support. Everyone could use another gun. Let's see if FR can't buy more tickets than the students.
Milled or stamped?
"This sort of agit prop nonsense is going is turning American Universities into under performing second rate political mosh pits."
Too late. They are well past that.
I have to say it is a clever way to get some publicity.
LOL! Yeah, his mother and aunt!
So you don't like Bertrand Russell?
Have you read anything by Bertrand Russell?
Why not raffle a case of Wild Turkey on Campus?
How about a $1000 gift certificat to Victoria Secret.
That should raise academic standards.
Well Kirkwood, clever is a clown pants substitute for intelligence.
I here what you're sayin', testify brother!!!
Hey I won an 870 wingmaster "on campus" at Cal Poly SLO in 1976
Ah. Enlightenment is beyond comprehension. We must actually raise standards to achieve our goals.
"Ah. Enlightenment is beyond comprehension. We must actually raise standards to achieve our goals."
So you actually mean something by this comment?
If you do please fill me in. I'm on the edge of my chair in rapt anticipation.