NY Daily News Writes Ridiculously Biased, Insulting Article About Winner of Gun Raffle

March 25 2014
by GSL Staff
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Remember the story we ran last week about the church in New York that was raffling off an AR-15 in an effort to get more butts in the pews as the saying goes? Well, someone won the rifle and The New York Daily News had plenty to say about it.

This is how an article posted on The New York Daily News’ website about the drawing began,

An upstate gun nut went to church Sunday and walked out the winner of a high-powered assault rifle similar to the one used to slaughter 26 innocent people at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

But Ron Stafford, 42, an avid hunter and single father of two from Schenectady, said he didn’t see what’s wrong about owning a gun or a church giving away an AR-15 rifle.

“I believe it’s the right of the individual, I believe the church and our God-given rights and our rights to follow the Constitution go hand in hand,” said Stafford, who doesn’t even belong to Grace Baptist Church in upstate Lansingburgh, but made the 25-mile trek from his home for the gun drawing.

“I like to shoot,” said the Second Amendment zealot. “I believe that this shows the will of the people and what this country is all about.”

Wow, just wow. Gun nuts? High powered assault rifle? Second Amendment zealot? No bias there whatsoever…

Stafford will, of course, undergo a background check in order to take possession of the rifle (which is a pretty ugly New York legal rifle).

The church announced that more guns would be raffled off in the future as they have seen a strong increase in attendance since starting the promotions.

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