CHATHAM COUNTY – It might be August, but it appears there were recently an abundance of snowflakes in the Fearrington Village area. They all had a meltdown when they learned that the Chatham County GOP, holding an event at the village space usually filled with wine tastings and book signings, was going to have a raffle. The raffled item was a….GUN.
After the the community gathered itself from the collective gasp of learning the county Republican party wanted to hold a shotgun raffle to raise money, they promptly told the Chatham County Republican leaders they could hold no such raffle in their very sensitive village.
“A Chatham County GOP gun raffle scheduled to happen at a 2020 candidate forum in September has been canceled.
The Republican candidate forum is still scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Barn at Fearrington Village.
Fearrington Village has since told the Chatham County Republican Party the gun raffle can not proceed at the venue.
Fearrington Village has played host to both Republican and Democratic events for several years and this was the first time a situation like this has come into play.
According to a spokesperson for Fearrington Village, they were not aware of the raffle until reading an article on CBS 17. […]”
Oh, and once they found out they had to put a stop to such an egregiously offensive activity as raffling off a firearm or two. The guns? A pump-action shotgun and an AR-15; black and scary enough to upset the woke of Fearrington Village, apparently.
Mind you, this a relatively rural area. The large residential development embraces the country farm life surroundings, but the local GOP can’t raffle off two guns there every farmer would find useful.
Such gun raffles are proven fundraisers for local Republican parties and causes. It supports a core principle, it raises awareness, and it makes money for the group to spend politicking. That’s a win-win-win-win, unless you think the mere presence of guns, especially ‘assault style’ guns, is akin to a radioactive leak as someone apparently did.
We’re curious, though; does that mean attendees cannot have hunting rifle or shotguns in their trucks? What about the residents of Fearrington Village; does the Home Owners Association tolerate their own having such scary firearms?
If you want to help the Chatham County Republicans make up for the revenue loss from the snowflakes canceling their gun raffle, and generally help them push back against such a squeamish, liberal mindset, go here.