Macon school giving away 30 guns in 30 days

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Maybe rapper Lil Wayne said it best — “get a gat, get a gat, get a gat.”

Today is the last day to buy a ticket and support the students of Central Fellowship Christian Academy  in Macon during their second annual gun raffle.

Beginning in November, the school will give away 30 guns in 30 days to raffle winners with a valid ticket.

 

The school is raising money to fund projects for their sports complex. Last year, the same fundraiser brought in $20,000, school officials told WMAZ.

The actual exchange of firearms — including background checks and other legal requirements — is conducted through Chuck’s Gun and Pawn Shop in Warner Robins.

Just $30 buys the chance to win one of 30 guns — a range of pistols, shotguns or rifles — with a different type of gun assigned to each day of the month.

But the raffle winners are on their own when it comes to actually acquiring the gun.

“It’s their responsibility to go to Chuck’s and pass a background check and they have to go through the legal steps to be able to get that gun,” said Athletic Director, Josh McClendon in an interview with WMAZ.  “The transaction is done at Chuck’s, we don’t have anything to do with the transaction.”

McClendon suggested that the event has been successful because people across Central Georgia care about the Second Amendment. They use guns for fishing, hunting and self-defense, he said.

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13 comments
Kiro9975
Kiro9975

We have 300 million guns, don't need more.

Justin King
Justin King

Good for them, a novel idea!!. A private school practing freedom of religion and expression , promoting the 2nd. Amendment.All the while funding their private school without tax payer money. By where if you don't like God, Guns, and private schools. You don't have to attend or be bothered with what they do by teaching their kids about God, responsible gun ownership and their constitutional rights to practice either. You can live in you're bubble and practice the first amendment to complain about others doing the same...isn't this country great?! Can we try reporting news at the ajc or is it always stir the pot day?

Lauren Roby
Lauren Roby

I can't even begin to explain how many things are just wrong about this!

Lauren Roby
Lauren Roby

seriously? Do u live under a rock! Guns and school should not be in the same sentence. It doesn't matter if it's legal or was done in the past. This country is different now. And there are plenty of other ways to generate money for the school while supporting local businesses.

Joe B. Lee
Joe B. Lee

They want sympathy when these Fools kill!!!

LaShaune Manning Schofield
LaShaune Manning Schofield

That's a shame.... Just go a head teach them to kill \U0001f52b\U0001f52b\U0001f52b\U0001f52b I just don't understand....

Meaty Urologist
Meaty Urologist

I'd consider moving if I had to use my gun for self-defence.