Alabama baseball team to hold gun raffle

Huntsville Stars fans will have the chance to win guns from Larry's Pistol and Pawn

Published June 28, 2013 9:13PM (EDT)

A few lucky fans of the Huntsville (Ala.) Stars, a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers, could win guns during an upcoming "2nd Amendment Night." As reported by

Stars general manager Buck Rogers said today there will be no guns given away at the game, only the raffle tickets redeemable at Larry's Pistol and Pawn. Guns are prohibited at all Huntsville Stars games.

Rogers said several organizations routinely raffle off guns.

"And since everybody's buying guns hand over fist and Larry's Pistol and Pawn wants to get involved in some sponsorships and they had a line out there a mile long (to buy guns)," Rogers said. "We're having a Second Amendment night to talk about things anyway. It's an educational night. No guns coming to the game. Nobody is giving away guns."

Rogers said the timing of the promotion -- the day before Independence Day -- is the ideal time to hold a Second Amendment celebration.

After some in the media decried a gun giveaway, the team clarified the nature of the promotion:

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By Alex Halperin

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