A gun raffle for a Georgia high school soccer team has drawn criticism from former students.
Some former students of Dodge County High School are bothered after learning through Facebook that 30 guns were being raffled in September to benefit the soccer team, the Telegraph of Macon reported . An organizer of the raffle said they are trying to raise money to help with uniforms and feed kids on out-of-town trips.
Organizers believe the raffle is a great idea, but alumna including Crystal Velasquez and Lena Smith Nations are opposed to it.
“I was kind of bothered by it, the audacity of it all, especially in this day and age,” Nations said.
Well, she was bothered, oh no!
Velasquez thinks the school doesn’t need to be associated with the gun raffle. She spoke out about a Dodge County cheerleader booster group selling T-shirts that displayed the saying, “In Dodge County we stand for the flag, kneel for the cross. That’s Indian pride.”
Dodge County school superintendent Michael Ward said the booster group voluntarily stopped selling the shirts after an outcry on social media and political backlash over debate stemming from NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
“We’re the so-called liberals speaking out about a T-shirt so, of course, I’m going to speak out,” Velasquez said. “It is so many guns at one time.”
Oh just shut up!