Sporting Goods Store Offering Gun Raffle Tickets To Voters
The owner of an ATL sporting goods store is under close watch after word spread that the store is offering patrons the chance to be entered into a raffle to win a gun if they vote.
The owner, however, insists that the raffle is open to all customers and not just voters.
via Yahoo News
Want a chance to win a rifle or handgun? Go vote.
That’s the message from an Atlanta-area sporting goods store.
The promotion caught the attention of the secretary of state’s office last week and drew a complaint from a state senator who said it may break the law.
Georgia law prohibits anyone from giving or receiving money or gifts in exchange for voting, and felony charges could be brought if the law were broken, Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a statement.
Eight billboards for Adventure Outdoors urge people to bring in their “I voted” sticker to enter a raffle for a Glock handgun or Browning rifle. The secretary of state’s office warned the store owner that offering the raffle only to people who voted may be violating the law.
Store owner Jay Wallace said the raffle was open to anyone, even those who don’t vote.
“Getting people involved is what it’s all about,” Wallace said Wednesday. “I would encourage other businesses to do the same thing.”
So, the billboards say bring in your “I voted” sticker in order to be entered into the raffle…..but then the owner says you actually don’t need the sticker to be entered?? Right. That makes sense.
Do you think this a good way to get people to the polls?
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