A May 30 letter states that the Greater Bluffton Republican Club's leadership has been called stupid, criminal and insensitive over its plan to raffle an AR-15 rifle.
The letter writer's main thrust was about what happened at Newtown, Conn., and he included quotes about gun control.
Club officials chose to use the Newtown tragedy and other recent tragedies as a way to make money, to increase publicity to get more members and to proclaim their purported Second Amendment rights. They never mentioned that 48.2 percent of the 27-word amendment is about militias.
The letter writer also never mentions that the club's raffle violated the state constitution. It continued this scheme even after the applicable law was brought to its attention. It temporarily stopped the raffle only after the 14th Circuit solicitor explained the law to club officials.
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What are the legal implications for the club's having sold half of the tickets in the raffle?
John R. Davenport