The Huntsville (Ala.) Stars minor-league baseball team is planning a “2nd Amendment Night” that will offer fans the chance to win three guns from the local Larry's Pistol and Pawn store.
The Stars, the Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, have made it clear that raffle tickets, and not guns, will be given away at the game on July 3.
There is not a 'gun giveaway' as some of the bloggers have posted. Please fact check before U post & treat your keypad as if it was loaded.— Huntsville Stars (@HuntsvilleStars) June 28, 2013
Buck Rogers, the team's general manager, elaborated on the promotion.
“And since everybody's buying guns hand over fist and Larry's Pistol and Pawn wants to get involved in some sponsorships … We're having a Second Amendment night to talk about things,” Rogers said to the Huntsville Times. “It's an educational night. No guns coming to the game. Nobody is giving away guns.”
“One of the hot button issues right now is the Second Amendment that everybody's running from," he said to the paper. "We're not touching base on First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, abortion or any of that type of stuff. A lot of stuff makes people uncomfortable.”
Fans can also earn free admission to the game by presenting their NRA membership cards.
Up to 8,000 fans are expected for a game being billed on the team's Facebook page as a night “filled with patriotism, fun, food, and firepower!”