Education & Academia

Gun Raffle Ruffles Feathers on Campus

A student at Clemson University is bringing attention to the Second Amendment in an unusual — but creative — way.

Andrew Davis is raffling-off an AK-47 in order spark a discussion on what he calls one of the "least respected amendments" in the United States, according to an Associated Press article.
Davis, editor in chief an independent student newspaper at Clemson University, says, "Americans need a better education about their right to bear arms."

Liberals on campus are "up-in-arms."
 
Some have even gone as far to say they found a South Carolina statute that makes the raffle illegal, according to the report; however, Davis claims he’s within his rights since he’s giving the tickets away for a suggested $5 donation.

Davis says the proceeds from the raffle will go to his newspaper, a self-defense program for female students and a democracy foundation in Iran.
 
A University spokeswoman says the university does not condone the event, but it will not act to stop the raffle, according to the AP.


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