Gun Raffle Resumes AfterGun Grabbers’ Efforts Foiled

A United Way chapter in New Mexico will begin resuming raffling firearms to raise money after it received permission from its worldwide office. The New Mexico chapter had paused the raffle due to outcry from gun control advocates who criticized the background checks winners must undergo as flawed. Via

A New Mexico affiliate of United Way is resuming raffles of firearms to raise money.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports that the United Way of Otero County confirmed last week that it received permission from United Way Worldwide to continue raffle sales.

The organization had been selling 2017 calendars with a raffle entry ticket attached for $50.

United Way of Otero County had suspended the raffle earlier this month after a complaint by New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence.

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