Oklahoma: it's home not only to botched executions, but also to this:
ELK CITY, Okla., April 28 (UPI) -- The way a Little League team in Oklahoma is raising money for equipment and travel hasn't been a hit with many members of the local community.If you've got a problem with that, you're just a damn city slicker:
The Elk City Outlaws have come under fire for raffling off an AR-15 rifle....
"I can see where those parents have concerns especially if they weren't brought up around here," said parent Andy Shelton. "For some people guns are just not their thing, but for people out here it's a popular sport, hobby and activity that a lot of families enjoy."Yeah -- an AR-15 Del-Ton? Why, they should sell that baby at Toys "R" Us!
My favorite comment from a parent:
"I ended up getting my son a little bitty 22 when he was four years old," Christy Ham said. "We enjoy guns and teach our kids safety."It's a heartland thing. You just don't understand.
Here's a TV news report from local station KFOR:
Well, a few days ago we had a guy in Georgia with a visibly holdstered gun taunting Little Leaguers and their parents in Georgia.
"He's just walking around [saying] 'See my gun? Look, I got a gun and there's nothing you can do about it.' He knew he was frightening people. He knew exactly what he was doing," said parent Karen Rabb.I guess the only thing that stops a Little Leaguer-taunting bad man with a handgun is a good Little League parent with an assault weapon ... right?