Letters to the Editor

Stop AR-15 raffle for youth softball

Man fired an AR-15 rifle at the National Armory gun store and gun range in Pompano Beach, Fla., in 2016.
Man fired an AR-15 rifle at the National Armory gun store and gun range in Pompano Beach, Fla., in 2016. AP file photo

We all play a role in reestablishing a safer environment for our children. I thought perhaps I had misread the recent article stating that a youth softball organization, BatCats, was raffling an AR-15 raffle to raise traveling funds. But it was correct.

Parents, what are you thinking? If this is the only way to raise funds, perhaps we should revisit youth sports. What’s next to raise funds — raffling grenades, ammo or bombs?

Don’t tell me you don’t have a say. Don’t tell me that the kids have no connection to this; I assume they all can read and do see some news.

As parents, my husband and I have had to make hard decisions against peer pressure and situations that just aren’t moral. I am aghast that this is occurring; it does contribute to our situation now. Please do your part to change it.

Ann Maggard

Lexington

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