The newspaper attempted to create a stir with faux outrage over this publicity stunt.
Interestingly, local TV news coverage wasn't so hyperbolic given that they have a bigger audience with far less hangups about legal firearms.
Here's the word . . .
Jeff Coleman, a Republican who represents Grain Valley and parts of Blue Springs, is holding a “BBQ in the Park” campaign fundraiser on Sept. 30. The header on the event page mentions a drawing for an AR-15, though the text of the page describes it differently:
“Silent Auction items will be available to bid on as well as a drawing for an unnamed piece of defensive equipment that you can place on a rack in the back window of your pickup truck or a rack in your den,” the page reads.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Missouri representative, Grain Valley School Board member offers AR-15 as raffle prize in fundraiser
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (KCTV) - A Missouri state representative is raffling off an AR-15 as part of his re-election campaign. Jeff Coleman, a Republican who represents Grain Valley and parts of Blue Springs, is holding a "BBQ in the Park" campaign fundraiser on Sept. 30.