|Ruger .22 with Vortex scope|
(Why the Freedom Trail PTO Facebook page doesn't mention the gun raffle is mysterious. The gun will be given away on December 17th. I know about the raffle because someone showed me a $5 ticket (or "5 chances for $20") which prominently mentions the Ruger 16953 American 6.5 Creedmor .22 with Vortex Crossfire scope, which will go to the lucky winner in a drawing. "You do not have to be present to win." Second prize, $100 Walmart gift card.)
Freedom Trail Elementary -- despite what you may be thinking -- is very much part of the Avery County Public Schools and not a private nor religious enterprise. Its public nature, plus the gun raffle, would probably spark a tsunami of criticism if Elk Park were a major metropolis. The gun pretty much fits the culture, and gun opponents might want to cool their jets. The .22 rifle in question is bolt-action.
The FB page I linked to was the wrong one. Here's the PTO page, and they're VERY MUCH promoting the gun giveaway. Thanks to MW for setting me straight. https://www.facebook.com/groups/freedomtrailpto/permalink/4433253263440624/
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