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Raffling AR-15 military rifle

On Tuesday, Kahri Wigen walked into Mitchell's Harvest Foods, her hometown grocery store in Priest River, and was startled to see a military-style rifle on display. The store doesn't sell the AR-15, but it did allow the Priest River Yacht Club to come in and sell $5 raffle tickets, with the gun as first prize, for a fundraiser. The prize, prominently sitting on a table, struck Wigen as an odd choice. "With all the mass shootings involving this kind of weapon, I couldn't help thinking it would be more appropriate if they had offered a hunting or gaming gun," she said.

Question: Well, the rifle is legal, right? Thoughts?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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