Ohio cheerleading squad takes heat for fundraising raffle that included AR-15

The Second Amendment was a true gift for the future, according to the way it was worded by the Founding Fathers.

In the Constitution, this inalienable right shall not be infringed, meaning that this insurance policy against tyranny or dictatorship will only truly be enacted once it is threatened.  Sure, that sounds dire, but it’s ostensibly true.  The right itself isn’t even invoked until someone is attempting to physically take the right from you.

So how is it that the Second Amendment came to be so controversial?  Why is it that a person’s preference for owning a gun is more taboo than his preference for drinking whiskey?  The latter certainly kills a whole lot more people every year than the former.

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This condescension toward the Second Amendment is found everywhere these days, from television news to corporate retailers.  It’s even rearing its ugly head in the world of charitable fundraising.

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Ohio’s Junior Lions Cheer Team is drawing fire from a mother who says it should not sell raffle tickets for America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15.

Fox 19 reports that Nevaeh Chilton, a mother with a seven-year-old daughter on the squad, was outraged to learn of the raffle being conducted by the cheer squad and football team collectively. She said:

“This is absurd, you’re having elementary kids sell your AR-15. Why? I highly doubt that something would happen with the gun, but say it did. Say one of the kids in the high school got a hold of it — got the AR-15 or AM-15 and shot up a school with it, and I’m the one that sold the raffle ticket to his dad?”

She added she simply cannot imagine going “door to door” to sell tickets for a rifle with “all these mass shootings going on.”

School authorities responded by simply stating that, while they hope that the community will choose to participate in the raffle, participation is obviously not required.

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