raffle http://ripr.org en State Republicans Criticize GOP Gun Raffle http://ripr.org/post/state-republicans-criticize-gop-gun-raffle <p>Some Republican lawmakers are criticizing plans by the state GOP to raffle off an assault rifle at a fundraiser this weekend. For $5 contestants can enter a raffle to win an AR-15 assault rifle.</p><p>State Senator Dawson Hodgson, a North Kingstown Republican, calls the raffle, &ldquo;tone deaf and insensitive, at best.&rdquo;</p><p>Hodgson said raffling off an assault rifle doesn&rsquo;t encourage the kind of dialogue needed to balance public safety and the rights of a free society.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:53:54 +0000 Ian Donnis 22576 at http://ripr.org