Club's illegal raffle raises many questions

newsroom@islandpacket.comMay 27, 2014 

Let's consider the Bluffton Republican Club using the Internet to advertise its raffling off a pistol.

Have the laws or the Constitution changed? Isn't it some kind of a violation to use the Internet to raffle a pistol?

What safeguards are in place to ensure that a minor, a convicted criminal or someone not of sound mind does not win this illegal raffle?

What liability would the Bluffton Republican Club have in the event that any of the above should win, receive and use this pistol for murder, robbery, wounding someone, etc.?

Did the Bluffton Republican Club seek advice from the National Rifle Association before again attempting an illegal raffle?

John R. Davenport

Okatie

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