Dubsism

What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions

Ask The Geico Guy: Is it Hilarious That a Little League Group Is Raffling An Assault Rifle?

geico guy new

Absolutely.  It is  pants-shittingly funny for a whole host of reasons. , and on so many levels. Let’s just go through the story to see why.

An Illinois town’s little league program is raffling an AR-15 assault rifle to raise money.

Atwood Armory is raising money for the Atwood-Hammond Little League program to replace old equipment.

“We could have went with a basic shotgun or something simple,” league commissioner Steven McClain told WCIA-TV. “But obviously it’s not going to draw the attention, not going to draw the volume we’re hoping to make.”

bad news bears jerseys

How this story isn’t happening in Florida or Ohio is just a flat-out shock. Beyond that, the idea that a gun shop is helping to sponsor a little league team seems like something straight out of the Bad News Bears.  Secondly, you have to love the idea that real thought went into this. They knew they couldn’t raise money with a “basic shotgun,” so they upped the ante with a 5.56mm semi-automatic rifle. The story goes on to make it clear that previous raffles did not do so well.

The little league program only raised $10 last year in a raffle so owners of the gun shop decided to step in.

“If we were to sell that gun in store with all the accessories and ammo with it, it would be well over $2,000,” Atwood Armory co-owner Charidy Butcher told WCIA.

What the hell were they selling that they only came up with ten lousy bucks? The Girl Scouts get three and half bucks a pop for boxes of cookies. You could sell rocks and make more that a ten-spot. But it seems the AR-15 did the trick.

According to the gun shop’s Facebook page, the little league raffle has raised $1,600 so far.

Co-owner Bryan Butcher says they are not trying to send any type of message through the raffle.

“It was never a political agenda. It is what it is,” Butcher told WCIA.

Well, maybe not for you, but you know damn good and well that once this story gets out, the shrieky anti-gun crowd will have an absolute brain hemorrhage. How can they not? You’ve got guns, kids, and that Connecticut school shooting is still a bit too recent for them to not go completely apeshit over this. Once they do, you can bet they will go find a liberal judge to grant them some sort of injunction to stop the raffle, which would be a real shame, because the only losers will be the kids who little league team gets screwed over some idiotic political power play.

If you are interested, tickets for the raffle are $20 each and they can be purchased until June 28. Kee in mind, howver, that even if you win the raffle, you will still need to pass a background check before they will give you the rifle.

About these ads

2 comments on “Ask The Geico Guy: Is it Hilarious That a Little League Group Is Raffling An Assault Rifle?

  1. I weep for the future.

    Like

    • J-Dub
      March 20, 2013

      Oh come on…its’ not like they are raffling a B-52 or something really dangerous…

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on March 15, 2013 by in Baseball, Sports and tagged , , , .

Total Dubsists Out There

  • 1,194,555 Dubsists

Categories

Want updates on these ramblings by email?

Thoughts in 140 Characters or Less

  • Watch Out Mike Pence, The NCAA and Yahoo Sports Are Mad At You wp.me/pC3nI-2Hj via @Dubsism 2 days ago
  • RT @JPosnanski: Great moments in poetry: "What rhymes with spinach? Vintage? No. Yiddish? Nah. Finish. Yes! Strong to the finish/cause me e… 2 days ago
  • How effective can a beer commercial be at 7:30 a.m.? 2 days ago
  • "If you can do that in the big leagues, you're going to be in the big leagues." Another Ken Harrelson pearl of wisdom #WhiteSox 3 days ago
  • Darwin Barney fighting for a spot on the #Dodgers bench. Remember when he was the next future #Cubs Hall of Famer? 3 days ago
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 123 other followers

%d bloggers like this: