Gun control groups target gun raffles

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – The New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police has drawn fire for its fundraising raffle of a gun every day in May, including the types of weapons used in the Connecticut elementary school massacre less than two months ago.

But it’s not the only controversial gun raffle held or under way across the country, against a backdrop of campaigns for and against gun control.

From a youth hockey association in North Dakota to a candidate fundraiser in Missouri, gun raffles generate deep debate. But an attorney with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence says he knows of no state that prohibits firearms raffles.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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