A Rutland gun shop raised almost $2000 in a firearm raffle, presenting a check to a Second Amendment advocacy group October 31.
The check presentation at Cragin’s Gun Shop shows how the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs is nearing its ambitious fundraising goal for mounting a serious legal challenge to Vermont’s gun control laws.
In late June, The Federation announced it was building a war chest to file challenges against Vermont’s existing high-capacity magazine ban, as well as a new 72-hour waiting period that was just passed this year.
“We are confident that neither of these laws will pass constitutional muster under the [U.S. Supreme Court] Heller & Bruen decisions,” VTFSC President Chris Bradley said.
Across Vermont, citizens who believe that their rights have been more than just infringed have stepped forward with donations to this fight, with over $230,000 collected so far. At Cragin’s Gun Shop owners John Cragin Sr. and John Cragin Jr. conducted a raffle for a firearm on their own initiative, with all proceeds going towards the lawsuit, which raised almost $2,000.
“It is through the selfless actions of the Cragins, and thousands of other Vermont individuals and businesses that we are going to challenge unconstitutional laws – and win,” Bradley said.
Further information on our challenge can be found at http://www.vtfsc.org.