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Republicans in North Carolina county to raffle guns, ammo

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Republicans in a North Carolina county are planning a 30-day raffle of guns and ammunition, a move that’s drawing criticism in light of recent mass shootings across the U.S. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the Forsyth County Republican Party will offer semiautomatic weapons, among other guns, in the raffle. Organizer Vernon Robinson says each raffle ticket will bear a three-digit number the purchaser can check each day against one of the games in the North Carolina Education Lottery from Sept. 9 through Oct. 8 to determine the winner. The county's Democratic Party chairman called the raffle “disappointing.”